Meghan Roman enters her 11th season as a member of the athletic staff at Illinois College and ninth season as head coach of Illinois College’s softball team in 2021. She was named Senior Woman Administrator in 2013, was elevated to Assistant Athletics Director in 2017, and then was promoted once again to Associate Athletics Director in 2019.
Under Roman's direction, the Lady Blues set a school record for wins in back-to-back seasons in 2017 and 2018. Roman's 2017 squad won 24 games, with the 2018 team setting a new single-season record with 25 victories. Along the way, Illinois College made four consecutive Midwest Conference Tournament appearances starting in 2016 and Roman became the winningest coach 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 four times in Roman's seven years at the helm. Additionally, a total of 27 student-athletes have earned All-MWC recognition and she has had back-to-back MWC Pitchers of the Year in 2018 and 2019 with Mariah Hedges and Sydney Hood.
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.