Roz Ellis

Roz Ellis was named head coach of the Stanford field hockey program on June 25, 2021.

Ellis arrives on The Farm after serving as the assistant coach at Iowa since 2018, leading the Hawkeyes to three NCAA appearances and the program's 12th trip to the national semifinals in May, continuing a steady progression for one of the country's most respected programs.

"When I started my coaching journey, I always knew I wanted to be a head coach and give the gift of empowerment to young women through athletics," said Ellis. "I am thrilled to join The Farm and build on the rich history of Stanford Field Hockey while also creating a new beginning with this team."

"In addition to her enthusiasm and passion, Roz stood out as a rising star in the profession who is focused on culture building and maximizing the potential of her student-athletes on and off the field," said Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics Bernard Muir. "I look forward to Roz building on our consistent success while continuing to elevate our national brand."

During Ellis' three-year tenure, Iowa improved its postseason finish each season, culminating with last month's NCAA semifinal defeat to three-time defending champion North Carolina despite an abbreviated season in which the Hawkeyes overcame late-season adversity. Ellis was also instrumental in Iowa being one of six schools in the country to produce at least three NFHCA All-Americans.

This season's success came on the heels of an impressive 2019 campaign, in which Iowa captured the Big Ten regular season and tournament crowns for the first time in school history. Ellis, along with head coach Lisa Cellucci and assistant coach Michael Boal, were honored as the 2019 NFHCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year, as the Hawkeyes finished 17-5 overall while producing two NFHCA All-Americans, five NFHCA All-West Region honorees, three All-Big Ten selections and the NFHCA West Region Player of the Year.

Ellis helped guide the Hawkeyes to a 14-7 record and NCAA appearance in her first season in 2018 and was honored as part of the NFHCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

A native of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Ellis took the next step in her coaching career by serving as the associate coach at Temple since 2015.

Prior to a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Louisville (2014-15), Ellis was the lead assistant coach at Massachusetts (2011-14), where she helped build a powerhouse in the Atlantic 10. Ellis guided the Minutewomen to a 34-14 record, two conference crowns and two NCAA appearances.