The Wave FC

Jill Ellis,


A fierce leader on and off the pitch, Jill brings together a passion for competition and a focus on community that is right at home in San Diego. She’s fired up to create an inclusive environment where Wave FC can become a powerful force for good, achieve peak performance, and bring sweet, sweet victory to San Diego. As head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2014 to 2019, Jill led the team to win back to back Women’s World Cups, was awarded FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2019, and stepped away from the USWNT as the winningest coach in U.S. soccer history. Her role as Development Director for the U.S. Soccer Federation and as a PAC 12 head coach in Southern California gave Jill a deep dive into our community’s connection with the game and sparked her excitement about making San Diego her family’s home.