IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former Hawkeye Roz Ellis was named Iowa’s newest assistant coach, head coach Lisa Cellucci announced on Tuesday.
Ellis, a two-time first team All-Big Ten selection and NFHCA second team All-American, returns to Iowa City after playing at Grant Field from 2005-08. The Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, native started every game of her career and helped lead Iowa to three straight Big Ten Tournament Championships from 2006-08. In 2008 as a senior, Ellis and the Hawkeyes advanced to the NCAA Final Four where she was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team.
She was a team captain in 2008. In 83 career games, Ellis scored 14 goals and registered 11 assists, while anchoring the Hawkeye defense. After college, Ellis was a member of the Women’s National Championship Tournament (HPC) from 2006-11.
Ellis, who previously was the associate head field hockey coach at Temple since 2015, began her coaching career at Appalachian State University in 2009 as an assistant coach. In 2010, she took a volunteer assistant coaching job at Wake Forest University where the Demon Deacons made the NCAA Tournament.
Following her time at Wake Forest, she was named the top assistant coach for the University of Massachusetts in 2011. In 2012 and 2013, Ellis helped lead the team to a 34-14 record, including two Atlantic 10 Conference Championships and two NCAA Tournament Appearances.
Her coaching experience extends beyond the college ranks. Ellis gained USA Field Hockey Level 2 Coaching Certification in 2011 and 2017 and was a part of the Level II Women’s National Team Coaching Forum from 2014-17.
Most recently, Ellis was named as assistant coach to the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad.