Is Jill Ellis married? Yes, she is. Her wife’s name is Betsy Stephenson who works at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine as a Senior Director. The couple got married in the year 2013 and has proven to be a successful marriage from the LGBT community. Their love life got full authentication after the approval of same-sex marriage by the United States.
Ellis and her wife Betsy Stephenson have been enjoying a perfect time together and together they have adopted a daughter named Lily Stephenson-Ellis who is said to be a ninth-grader at Coral Reef Elementary School of 2019. The baby daughter is very talented who was able to win a creating writing contest organized in June 2016.
The beautiful family of three has been residing happily in Palmetto Bay, Florida, the United States of America. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Ellis:
Who is Jill Ellis?
Born as Jillian Anne Ellis, she landed the planet on 6 September 1966, which makes her age be 53 years old as of 2019. By profession, she is a British-born American association football coach who is known for serving the United States women’s national soccer team for 5 years as a coach starting in 2014. On July 30, 2019, she was stepped down from the team’s coach.
Ellis has got victory over 2 FIFA Women’s World Cups and is also noted for serving the United States Soccer Federation as the development director. Under her leadership, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team made a giant success by winning the World Cup in 2015 and 2019.
Before being appointed as a head coach on 16 May 2014, she served as the interim head coach. She has also garnered the experience of serving multiple colleges and United States national youth teams as head coach for a long time.
Early Life and Education
Ellis was born in 1966 and her place of birth is in Portsmouth, England. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named John Ellis (father) and Margaret Ellis (mother). Her father was a longtime football ambassador for the British government and is also known for being a former Royal Marines commando. At the age of fifteen, she moved to Northern Virginia with her entire family where her father founded Football Academy in Manassas.
She spent her childhood days mostly in Cowplain, a small village near Portsmouth. She was interested in football and was an avid fan of Manchester United. She used to go out with her brother named Paul to play with the boys whenever there was a need for an extra player. Her brother is well-known for being a football assistant coach at George Mason and now works full-time for Soccer Academy Inc.
Regarding her education and academic achievements, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. In 1988, she earned an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. From North Carolina State University, she obtained a master’s degree in technical writing.
Career and Professional Life
She played organized football in 1981 after moving to the United States. She played for the Robinson Secondary School team as a captain and was able to earn the under-19 national title with the Braddock Road Bluebelles. At William & Mary, she started playing as a forward from 1984 to 1987.
As a USSF Pro coaching license holder, she has garnered coaching experience for various under-20 and under-21 national teams. She is also serving the United States Soccer Federation as the Development Director. She has a successful track record of working as head coach of a number of women youth teams as well as an assistant coach of the women’s national team. In May 2014, she was appointed for the United States women’s permanent head coach.
The United States Soccer announced that Ellis would leave as coach of the Women’s National Team on 30 July 2019. Even after her departure, she continued working with U.S. Soccer as an Ambassador.
Jill Ellis is a married woman. She is lesbian regarding her sexual orientation and has spoken on behalf of the LGBT community as well. With her wife Betsy Stephenson, she is experiencing a successful same-sex marriage. The duo has adopted a daughter named Lily who is the loveliest member of the family.
According to some wiki sites, Jill Ellis has an average height of 5 feet and 3 inches. She is very strict regarding her fitness, diet, nutrition and regularly goes for a workout. With her balanced weight as per her height, Ellis possesses a perfect BMI calculation.
Salary and Net worth
The British-born American association football coach, Jill Ellis has an estimated net worth of 10 million USD which she has garnered from her successful sports career. Her career in the industry has made her amass both name and fame from the industry over the two decades. Under her leadership, the United States national soccer team has named two consecutive World Cup Championship.
The impressive amount of Jill Ellis’ net worth is also contributed by her handsome figure of salary. She is said to have been receiving 318,533 USD as salary on annual basis during the 2017-18 season. The amount of her present salary is not known.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Coach Jill Ellis is presented by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Join her on Instagram @jillellis_uswnt where she has retained more than 3.2k followers now.