Ian Taylor returned to his alma mater in 2018 to coach the Forester goalkeepers.
Taylor graduated from Lake Forest College in 2015 and was a four-year letter winner on the Forester men's soccer team. He helped lead the squad to a pair of Midwest Conference titles and the 2013 Foresters made the program's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1980. Taylor posted an 18-12-3 record with seven shutouts and a 0.97 goals against average in his career and finished his four years ranked tied-for-fifth in recorded team history in shutouts, seventh in victories, and eighth in saves. He was a three-time MWC Defensive Performer of the Week and was named Lake Forest's Most Valuable Player as a senior.
Successful in the classroom as well, Taylor was a four-time Academic All-MWC honoree. He graduated with degrees in secondary education and mathematics and is now a high school math teacher in nearby Bannockburn.