Ian Taylor returned to his alma mater in 2018 to coach the Forester goalkeepers.
Lake Forest posted a 4-4-1 record in Midwest Conference play last season but tied for first in the conference with just seven goals allowed in nine league games last season. Under Taylor's direction, Forester goalkeepers combined for five shutouts on the year, including four in a row late in the season, and limited five other opponents to a single tally.
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.