Ian Wilson will enter his first season as the Carthage College head women's soccer coach in 2018.
Wilson will direct the Lady Reds soccer program after a six-year stint as the assistant women's soccer coach at Illinois Wesleyan University. He primarily oversaw goalkeepers throughout his tenure at Illinois Wesleyan, where he helped Katie Denney land a spot on the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America Second Team. Technical and tactical instruction, camp coordination, community outreach, video analysis, travel coordination and on-campus visits also fell under WIlson's watch at Illinois Wesleyan.
The Titans accumulated an 89-32-10 overall record under Wilson's assistance, which resulted in two CCIW Regular Season Championships, one CCIW Tournament Championship and five NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament appearances. Wilson helped the Titans reach the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament Final Four, where they dropped a 2-1 decision to eventual national champion Lynchburg College. Illinois Wesleyan followed that with a NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2015, losing to UW-Whitewater 2-1 OT.
The Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer program accumulated 28 All-CCIW selections, three CCIW Newcomers of the Year, and one CCIW Player of the Year with Wilson at the helm. Wilson coached under 2015 and 2016 CCIW Coach of the Year Dave Barrett.
Prior to arriving in Bloomington, Wilson had a three-year stay as the assistant women's soccer coach at Normal Community High School (Ill.), where he was responsible for the goalkeepers (2009-11). Wilson got his collegiate coaching start at Luther College (2005-06), where he was the assistant men's and women's soccer coach. He also served as head coach of the American International Sports Team in 2015, leading them to a second-place finish at the United World Games. Wilson also serves as a staff coach with the Illinois Fire Juniors, a post he's held since 2008.
Wilson obtained his bachelor of science degree in political science and history from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2003. He later received a master of science in student development and administration from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2005.