Ian Jindrich - Regional Head Coach, Illinois

  • Emailian@bigcatgoalkeeping.com
Ian is a Big Cat alum turned coach, putting his playing experience and game knowledge into practice. Ian has coached around the Greater Chicagoland area at many different levels ranging from youth players up to College.

Since becoming a coach, Ian has had the opportunity to travel with Big Cat to the international academies of Sporting Lisbon and Atletico Madrid where he learned from high-level coaches Miguel Miranda and Curro Galan. These opportunities have helped him shape his coaching philosophies and perspective on the global game.

“Ian has an eye for detail and the sky is the limit for his coaching career.” – Neil Thompson


  • Joined: 2012 (Player)/2016 (Coach)
  • Playing Experience:
    • College: Trine University
      • Two-season Captain
      • 33 games played, .727 SV%
    • High School: Metea Valley HS Varsity
      • Regional Champion & Sectional Finalist 2012
    • Youth Clubs: Naperville Lightning, Chicago Fire Juniors, Sockers FC Chicago
  • Coaching Experience:
    • Misc: Illinois ODP - Goalkeeper Coach
    • College: Rockford University - Goalkeeper Coach
    • Clubs:  Chicago Edge, Skomor, Park Ridge SC, ELA SC, Crystal Lake Force, FCX Barrington
    • High school: North Shore Country Day - Goalkeeper Coach
  • Notable Coaches & Players Worked With:
    • Coaches:
      • Neil Thompson
      • Aron Hyde
      • Miguel Miranda
      • Curro Galan
    • Players:
      • Roman Celentano
      • Brian Schwake
      • Lysianne Proulx
      • Phallon Tullis-Joyce
      • Duncan Turnbull
      • Parker Smith