Jill Ellis’ renowned career as head coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team came to a heartwarming end following a 1-1 draw against South Korea on Sunday, Oct. 6. Hugs, tears and smiles quickly followed the final whistle in Chicago.
Ellis is leaving the U.S. women's national team on a high note after recently passing Tony DiCicco with a 106-7-19 overall record to become U.S. Soccer’s winningest coach. She also won the Best FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year award last month.
No one can forget Ellis leading the USWNT to 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup glory and undefeated run in France earlier this year, either.
While Ellis is stepping away from the national team, she will continue representing U.S. Soccer Federation as an ambassador at various functions and speaking events.
USWNT players, athletes, celebrities and fans around the world congratulated Ellis on her lustrous coaching career and wished her the best on social media.