Roshane Ellison will embark on his sixth season (52-41-9) as Illinois Institute of Technology head women's soccer coach in 2020.
Ellison's debut season as head coach in 2015 resulted in the women's soccer program's first USCAA National Championship appearance, where they held opponents to just 0.96 goals allowed per game. The Scarlet Hawks have accumulated four USCAA All-Americans, 18 All-Association of Division III Independents selections, one Association of Division III Independents Co-Defensive Player of the Year, one Association of Division III Independents Co-Goalkeeper of the Year and one Association of Division III Independents Rookie of the Year throughout Ellison's tenure as head coach. Since 2018, Ellison has produced 12 All-NACC selections, one NACC Freshman of the Year and two United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region honorees. The Scarlet Hawks reached the 2018 NACC Tournament Championship Game, which marked their first season in the conference.
Ellison previously served as an assistant coach with the IIT women's soccer program for one season in 2014 after a two-season stint as graduate assistant men's and women's soccer coach at NCAA Division II East Stroudsburg University in 2011 and 2012. While a GA with the ESU soccer programs, Ellison also held coaching stints with the Keystone Athletic and FC Pocono academies. He also boasts playing experience with the Pocono Snow FC and FC Sonic of Lehigh Valley in the National Premier Soccer League.
Ellison was a four-year member of the East Stroudsburg men's soccer program from 2005-2009 and concluded his career as a four-year starter, three-time All-PSAC selection, two-time PSAC Champion, five-time PSAC Player of the Week as well as 2008 NSCAA Atlantic Region Player of the Year, and 2009 NSCAA Third Team All-American.
Ellison received his bachelor’s degree in hotel and business management from East Stroudsburg University in 2010. He went on to earn a master’s degree in management and leadership, also from East Stroudsburg in 2012. He is a United Soccer Coaches member who holds certification and special diplomas in technical development of competitive players, building team cultures, attacking transitions and counter attack, speed of play, professional development, goalkeeping level one, and 4v4 and small-sided games.