Ian, a graduate from Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey, played under Coach Hank Manning for four years at Pace University. He was the starting First Baseman for both his Junior and Senior years. Ian was named a team captain his Senior season. In his last two years as a starter, Ian hit .298 and .308. He has received multiple awards and recognition for academic excellence while a player at Pace. Ian graduated with a Master’s Degree in Communications, along with a minor in Journalism. He has been the lead hitting coach with Complete Game since March 2015.