Jill Ellis


Served as envoy

  • 2016  –  Liberia

Jillian Ellis is an English-American soccer coach. Ellis coached the US National Women’s Soccer Team from 2014 to 2019 and during her time, won two FIFA Women’s World Cups (2015 and 2019), making her the second coach to win consecutive World Cups.

Ellis did not play organized soccer until her family moved to the US in 1981 when she joined her high school’s soccer team in which she led them to win the state championship and won the under-19 national title before going on to play as a forward at William & Mary.

Ellis has a USSF Pro coaching license with coaching experience as a under-20 and under-21 national team coach and as a UCLA Bruins coach. After being appointed to head coach of US Women’s soccer, she was honored 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football in 2016.