Ian grew up in North Vancouver and played many sports in his early years including baseball, soccer, basketball, and hockey. Being a typical Canadian, at first, hockey was his favourite sport; however, Ian had so much fun playing Highlands Little League Allstars that he started to focus on baseball as his main sport at age 14. During high school, he played for the North Shore Twins and won a BCPBL title in 2009, the same year he graduated from Sentinel Secondary.
Following high school Ian went to West Hills College in California to start his college baseball career. Seeking knowledge about how to improve performance on the field, Ian enrolled in Kinesiology and began studying the mechanics of body movement. Knowing that good grades would make him more attractive to Division 1 schools and with a topic of study that interested him, he became a very focused student in contrast to his senior high school days. At West Hills, Ian hit .373 his sophomore year which was good enough to be 2nd in his conference and placed him in the top 20 in California JUCO’s. He was named an All-Conference and Academic All-American. Ian’s next stop was Norfolk State University in Virginia where Ian graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Health & Wellness with a minor in Psychology.
Seeking more knowledge about performance, Ian enrolled in a Master’s of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick and while completing his Master’s degree, Ian also played Independent professional baseball in Eastern Canada and the Southwest United States for three years. His best year came in his 2017 season when he hit .393.
Baseball afforded Ian the opportunity to meet and form relationships with many players, coaches, and fans which helped him grow as a person. He was able to play in over 30 states, nine Canadian provinces, Mexico and Australia. He is now focusing his efforts on sharing the knowledge gained through his experiences and education with younger baseball players and coaches so that others can have similar positive experiences. Using new technology and research, he combines his knowledge of the technical aspects of baseball with his education in kinesiology and biomechanics to make connections between how a player moves and how they swing or pitch.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ACSM Exercise Physiologist
FMS Level 1+2
OnBaseU Hitting Certified
OnBaseU Baseball Pitching Certified