Ellis Named NSCAA/adidas Coach of the Year

Jan. 19, 2001

Indianapolis, Ind. -- UCLA women's soccer coach Jillian Eliis received the highest honor in collegiate soccer on Friday when she was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) / adidas Coach of the Year at the NSCAA National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

In only her second season as head coach at UCLA, Ellis guided the Bruins to their first-ever Final Four appearance in 2000, falling to North Carolina, 2-1 in the finals of the College Cup in San Jose. UCLA ended the season with its highest ranking in the eight-year history of the program as the Bruins finished at No. 2 in the final rankings with a 19-4-1 overall record.

Ellis, who is also the head coach the Under-21 U.S. National Team, is the first UCLA women's coach, and the first coach from the Pac-10, to receive this honor.

Past NSCAA / adidas National
Coaches of the Year (Women Div. I)
1982 Anson Dorrance, North Carolina
1983 David Lombardo, Keene State College
1984 Philip Picince, Brown University
1985 Kalenkeni M. Banda, UMass
1986 Anson Dorrance, North Carolina
1987 Kalenkeni M. Banda, UMass
1988 Larry Gross, NC State
1989 Austin Daniels, Hartford
1990 Lauren Gregg, Virginia
1991 Greg Ryan, Wisconsin-Madison
1992 Bill Hempen, Duke
1993 Jac Cicala, George Mason
1994 Chris Petrucelli, Notre Dame
1995 Chris Petrucelli, Notre Dame
1996 John Walker, Nebraska
1997 Len Tsantiris, Connecticut
1998 Becky Burleigh, Florida
1999 Patrick Farmer, Penn State
2000 Jillian Ellis, UCLA

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round