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Former UCLA soccer coach Jill Ellis gets U.S. women's job
Former UCLA soccer coach Jill Ellis gets U.S. women's job

Jill Ellis, who coached the UCLA's women's soccer team to the NCAA Final Four eight times in 12 seasons, was confirmed Friday as the new coach of the U.S. women's national team. Ellis has been coaching the team on an interim basis for the last six weeks following the firing of Tom Sermanni. Ellis, 47, the eighth coach in U.S. Women's National Team team history, has coached at every level of the USWNT program and was an assistant on the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning squads. She had previously served as interim head coach following the 2012 Olympics and is unbeaten in nine matches, going 6-0-3. "Jill has been on the bench for more senior and youth women's national team matches...

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