James Ellison is the current Program Specialist for Carbon and Monroe County. James grew up in Morris County New Jersey and went to school for Communication Studies at East Stroudsburg University where he was also a member of the Soccer Program both as a player and as a coach. James met his wife at ESU, and stayed locally and made the Poconos their home where they have raised two sons. James further his career by obtaining his B.A in Physical Education and Sport Activity, and a Masters in Coaching and Sports Administration from Concordia College.
James has previously worked as a soccer Coach, Director of Activities at the Stroudsburg Area School District, Youth and Teen Director at the YMCA, and a College Coach as well as Special Olympics Unified Coordinator. James states that he would call himself a professional coach, not just in the context of athletics but in the context of life in general.