Jarod Schieler - Regional Head Coach, Illinois

Since meeting Neil Thompson at Judson University, Jarod has become a staple of the Big Cat family. An NAIA multi-award-winning goalkeeper at Judson, he has made tremendous impacts on his coaching journey.


Jarod has established multiple Big Cat Locations both in Colorado and Illinois, making a great name for himself in the process. His style revolves around encouraging youth goalkeepers to enjoy their sessions by creating quality and energetic training environments to get the best out of their development.


“Jarod is a great role model for our younger keepers as he enjoys making his training stand out from others' in the best possible ways. He is a quality coach, educator, mentor and person.” – Neil Thompson



  • Joined: 2012
  • Playing Experience:
    • College: Judson University
      • NAIA Tournament App. 2014
      • NCCAA Conference Team Honorable Mention 2015
      • 55 games Played, .725 SV%
    • High School: South Elgin HS
    • Youth Clubs: Futbol Club Panthers, Elgin Kickers
  • Coaching Experience:
    • Clubs:  FCX Barrington, FC Lake County, Elgin Kickers, ELA, La Grange Celtics, Chicago United, Skomor, Altitude FC (CO), FC Boulder (CO), Colorado Ice (CO)
    • Colleges:  Lake County Community College, Judson University
    • High schools: St. Charles North HS, Barrington HS
  • Notable Coaches & Players Worked With:
    • Coaches:
      • Neil Thompson
      • Curro Galan
    • Players:
      • Roman Celentano
      • Brian Schwake
      • Duncan Turnbull
      • Parker Smith