Assistant Women’s Coach
Ellyse Hamlin is beginning the 2021-22 season as the assistant women’s coach at Northwestern University.
Hamlin, an All-America selection as an undergraduate at Duke, joined Danielle McNamara’s staff as an assistant coach in the summer of 2019.
In her first year, the Bulldogs were in the midst of memorable season before it was prematurely ended due to the COVID-19 public health threat.Yale moved into the ITA National rankings (No. 35) for the first time since 2004 and was 9-3 overall with a number of impressive wins when the season was stopped. In addition, the doubles team of Jessie Gong and Samantha Martinelli captured the 2019 ITA All-American Championship, becoming the first Ivy League women in either singles or doubles to win the title. The two reached as high as No. 3 in the ITA national rankings and became the first Bulldogs to earn All-America recognition.
Hamlin graduated from Duke in 2019 following a standout career with the Blue Devils. She earned All-America recognition in 2018 after advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in doubles. In addition, she was a three-time All-ACC selection, a four-year varsity letterwinner and a two-time recipient of the team’s Charles Hargrave most valuable player award. She also served as team captain. As a junior and senior, she helped lead Duke to the national semifinals.
Hamlin, who was nationally ranked in doubles throughout her career, excelled in the classroom as well, earning ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition and being named to the ACC All-Academic team. She also was selected as one of 30 A.C.T.I.O.N. Leaders on campus, assisting Duke first years acclimate to college both socially and academically.
Hamlin, a native of Fairfield, Conn., earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Duke in 2019 while minoring in Global Health.