Full name:Ian Parratt
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:London, England

Playing career:

1983Windsor Makedonia
1985Windsor Roma
1986Windsor Wheels
1987Windsor Wheels
1988Windsor Wheels
1989Windsor Wheels


Ian started playing soccer at the age of nine in London, England. When he was 14 years old he signed associate schoolboy forms with Crystal Palace. After breaking his leg two times he changed to semiprofessional football. From 1975 to 1978 he attended University of Birmingham.

Moved to Canada in 1983 to attend the University of Windsor. Started to play soccer for the local Makedonia club.

Joined National Soccer League club Windsor AC Roma in May 1985. Ian was also the assistant coach of the University of Windsor Lancer’s soccer team.

Before the start of the 1986 season Roma changed its name to Windsor Wheels. Ian was a mainstay at midfield the Windsor club in the National Soccer League from the 1985 to the 1989 season. Player, captain and assistant coach of the Windsor Wheels in the 1988 season. Player-coach of the Windsor Wheels in the 1989 NSL season. Ended the season with a 3-8-5 record.

After serving as head coach of the West High Trojans Ian moved from Windsor. Hired as Director of Public Relations & Promotions for National Professional Soccer League club Detroit Rockers in June 1990. Named as General Manager of the Detroit Rockets in October 1992. Was living in Farmington, Michigan, at the time.

On 22 August 1994 Ian became the Director of Coaching of Iowa City Youth Soccer Association.

Ian wrote a column for the Iowa City Press Citizen.

Fun fact: Of some reason Ian is a Grimsby Town fan. In 1998 it was reported in the Grimsby Daily Telegraph that he was planning to attend the Football League Trophy Final at Wembley between Bournemouth and Grimsby Town.