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Ellis tabbed as eighth coach in USWNT history

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Updated: 5/16/2014 4:13 pm

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jill Ellis was named the head coach of the United States women's national team on Friday as U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati removed the interim tag Ellis has held since April after the departure of Tom Sermanni.

The 47-year-old served as an assistant on the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning teams, while she has also occupied the interim head coaching spot on two occasions and holds an all time record of 6-0-3 in that position.

"Jill has been on the bench for more senior and youth women's national team matches than perhaps any coach in United States history," Gulati said in a statement. "She has worked at this for many years and has tremendous knowledge of our player pool and the qualities of multiple generations of players."

The first matches for Ellis as the official head coach of the team will come on June 14 and 19 in friendlies against France, which is ranked fourth in the world.

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