“To be honest, when you go into that job, you understand the expectations. I met John Wooden a couple of times when I was at UCLA, and I asked him about pressure. And he said, ‘You’ve got to embrace it because it’s an honor to be under pressure. It means people are looking at you to achieve something.'”
– Jill Ellis on the unrelenting pressure to win as coach of the U.S. women’s team. She was quoted in The Daily Press in Virginia.