Eller was born in Elkin and attended Lee-McRae College and Appalachian State. He also served in the U.S. Army. After Eller left ACHS he coached Basketball at Watauga and was an assistant coach on Watauga’s 1979 State Championship football team. He is a member of the Watauga County Sports Hall of Fame.
William Bill “Slick” Eller, Alexander Central’s 1st varsity men’s basketball coach has died at the age of 80. Eller coached the Cougar basketball teams for a couple seasons and was an assistant football and baseball coach before moving on the Watauga High in Boone. Eller coached at Taylorsville High before Alexander Central was consolidated.