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Coach, mentor, dad: Ellis has trifecta

Updated: June 14, 2014, 8:01 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

John Ellis can still recall his days in the British Royal Marine Commando force, the feeling of sudden pressure around his neck and mid-section, of being squeezed in the vice-like grip.

The assailant was less than 4 feet tall, not yet of primary school age and wore her hair in a little blond bob.

"I could be gone two to three months," recalled Ellis, 75. "The family was not allowed to know where I was, and then suddenly I'm coming home and oh my God, when I came down that ...

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