Nick Roman - Territory Coach, Illinois

Nick has quickly grown his reputation as a top goalkeeper trainer in the Midwest, making him a valuable asset within Big Cat Goalkeeping. Climbing the ranks in Rockford, Nick has achieved Goalkeeper Director titles for both Rockford Raptors and Illinois ODP, and has also earned the position of Goalkeeper Coach at Northern Illinois University. His vast experience is drawn from coaching many different high-levels of competitive play including semi-pro, college, and high school.

Outside of clinics and club training, Nick holds elite private sessions where he hones in on making high-level keepers reach their top potential. Nick has worked with numerous top NCAA, semi-pro, and pro-level keepers through his tenure.

“Nick is an established piece of the Illinois Goalkeeper Union. He holds a wealth of knowledge and passion for the game and implements it seamlessly into each session he leads.” – Neil Thompson



  • Joined: 2018
  • Playing Experience:
    • College: Ashford University, Iowa
      • Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
    • High School: Belvidere HS
    • Youth Clubs: Rockford United SC, Rockford Raptors FC
  • Coaching Experience:
    • College:
      • Northern Illinois University (GK Coach)
      • Ashford University (M Assistant)
      • Rock Valley College (W Assistant)
      • Rockford University (M GK Coach)
    • Misc: Illinois ODP Director & Staff Coach, ODP Midwest Region Staff GK Coach
    • Clubs:  Rockford Raptors (Youth),  Rockford FC (MWPL)
    • High school: Winnebego HS
  • Licenses:
    • USSF National C
    • NSCAA GK Level 1 & 2
    • USC GK Level 3
  • Notable Coaches & Players Worked With:
    • Coaches:
      • Neil Thompson
      • Rade Tanaskovic
      • Igor Dimov
      • Paul Jennison
      • Miguel Miranda
      • Curro Galan
    • Players:
      • Tim Trilk
      • Jon Burke
      • Monica Wilhelm
      • Nyla Peterkin