Ellis Rugby Pitch

Ellis Rugby Pitch is the home of the Rugby Team.


John C. "Johnny" Ellis is a 1970 Hampden-Sydney graduate and the Chairman of the Society of Founders.

Ellis played one year of varsity baseball in 1967 before founding the College’s rugby program in 1968 and serving as team captain for two years. His dedication to H-SC Rugby has been relentless, as evidenced by his invaluable assistance with coaching, clinics, and financial support.

Ellis' strong involvement has continued in his post-graduate years, as he has served on the Athletic Committee of the Board of Trustees for several years and has helped support the College and the athletic department in countless and immeasurable ways. 

2012 Summer Construction