Association football coach and national director
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Jillian Anne Ellis is an English-American soccer coach. She coached the United States women's national soccer team for 5 years, starting in 2014 and stepping down on July 30, 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.
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