Jill Ellis on soccer, Illinois and winning
Jill Ellis coached the US National Women’s Soccer Team to two World Cup Championships! But in 1997, her first head coaching job was at the University of Illinois when the team was brand new. Now she’s returning to campus as this year’s commencement speaker.
San Diego Wave FC President | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign coach, starting in 1997 | 2-time World Cup Championship Coach
We're excited to hear from former @IlliniSoccer coach Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, and this year's featured speaker at the U of I Commencement Ceremony!https://t.co/SBoSprk5mI— Gies Business (@giesbusiness) May 9, 2022
Jill Ellis addresses the news media in 1997 prior to her first season as head coach of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign women’s soccer team, which also was the program’s first year. - Illinois Athletics