Ivan in his youth spent time at Mexican club Atletico Morelia ,and Brazilian club Clube Athletico Paranaense before returning to the USA to pursue a coaching career.
Ivan joined Team Big Cat in 2012 after being recruited by coach Neil. Since joining the team Ivan has worked with keepers form the US development Academy, ECNL, US youth national team, NCAA D1 D2 and D3.
“Ivan has been on this journey with me for years now! He has watched Big Cat evolve and more importantly, we have watched so many keepers achieve their goals! Ivan is a great coach and an even better friend.” – Neil Thompson