Meghan Roman enters her eighth season as a member of the athletic staff at Illinois College and sixth season as head coach of Illinois College’s softball team in 2018. She was named Senior Women's Administrator in 2013 and then elevated to Assistant Athletics Director in 2017.
Under Roman's direction, the Lady Blues set a school record for wins in a season in 2017 with 24. While compiling back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2016 and 2017, the Lady Blues had nine All-Midwest Conference performers and earned consecutive bids to the MWC Tournament for the first time in program history.
In 2016, the Illinois College softball team began their first season of play on the newly-renovated Jessica Kamp Softball Field and put together a 21-win campaign that resulted in the program's first bid to the MWC Tournament since 2007.
The Illinois College softball program has won 20 games or more in a season three times in Roman's five years at the helm. Additionally, a total of 16 student-athletes have earned All-MWC recognition.
Roman, a native of Chicago, earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Carthage College in 2010. She is also a 2012 graduate of the Women's Coaches Academy. Roman was a standout infielder at Carthage, earning all-conference honors and setting a pair of school records during her career. She has also served as a youth softball coach.
Roman resides in Jacksonville.