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B.J. Snow to coach UCLA women's soccer program, Jillian Ellis moving on


Jillian Ellis, who has coached UCLA’s women’s soccer team for 12 years, has accepted a position with the U.S. Women’s National Team as the youth team development director.

Jillian Ellis, who has coached UCLA’s women’s soccer team for 12 years, has accepted a position with the U.S. Women’s National Team as the youth team development director.

Evan Luxenberg


Correction: The original version of this post contained an error. The news was announced Thursday.

After 12 seasons as coach of the UCLA women’s soccer team, Jillian Ellis has moved on and accepted a position as the director of Youth Women’s National Team Development with U.S. soccer, it was announced Thursday.

Replacing Ellis will be B.J. Snow, a former assistant coach who had worked as part of Ellis’ coaching staff for the past five seasons.

“I’m honored to take this position and it’s a great opportunity,” Ellis said in a teleconference. “It’s on the cutting edge of moving forward the women’s game, which I care so passionately about.”

Under Ellis’ tenure, UCLA made seven consecutive College Cup appearances, from 2003 to 2009. She holds a 229-45-14 record all-time as the Bruins’ coach.

It marks Snow’s first stint as head coach. He first joined the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in 2006 before being promoted to the assistant head coaching position in 2009.

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