Jill Ellis

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Soccer Coach
Date of Birth September 6, 1966
Place of Birth Portsmouth, England
Age 54 years old
Horoscope Virgo

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Jill Ellis

Jillian Anne Ellis is an English-American football coach. She coached the United States women's national soccer team for 5 years, starting in 2014 and stepping down on 6 October 2019. She also won 2 FIFA Women's World Cups with the USWNT and is the development director of the United States Soccer Federation, overseeing the national youth teams development program. In 2015 and 2019, the United States Women's National Soccer Team won the World Cup under her leadership, making her the second coach to win a World Cup back-to-back. Ellis was appointed head coach on 16 May 2014. Prior to this appointment, she served as interim head coach following the removal of Tom Sermanni on 6 April 2014, having previously held the position upon Pia Sundhage's early departure in October 2012. She has also served as head coach for various college and United States national youth teams over the years.

About Jill Ellis

Soccer coach who became the head coach of the U.S. women's national soccer team in May 2014 and helped lead the team to gold at the 2015 World Cup. She previously won an Olympic gold medal as an assistant coach with the team in 2008 and was named the NSCAA National Coach of the Year as the head coach of the UCLA Bruins in 2000.

Before Fame

She played forward at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1987, she was named a Third-Team All-American.


She won six consecutive Pacific-12 Conference titles from 2003 to 2008 during her time at UCLA.

Family Life

Her father is soccer coaching legend John Ellis. She has been in a relationship with Betsy Stephenson.


She took over as head coach of the U.S. women's national team following the departure of Tom Sermanni.

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  • 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship squads - This article describes about the squads for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.
  • Robinson Secondary School alumni
  • William & Mary Tribe women's soccer players
  • FIFA Women's World Cup-winning managers
  • United States women's national soccer team managers
  • UCLA Bruins women's soccer coaches
  • American women's soccer coaches
  • Female association football managers
  • LGBT sportspeople from England
  • LGBT people from Virginia
  • Sportspeople from Portsmouth
  • LGBT association football players
  • North Carolina State University alumni
  • LGBT sportspeople from the United States
  • Pan American Games competitors for the United States
  • Lesbian sportswomen
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Latest information about Jill Ellis updated on February 25, 2021.

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