Creighton GoalkeeperAssistant Coach
Creighton men’s soccer head coach Johnny Torres announced the addition of Ian Sarachan as an assistant coach for the Bluejay men’s soccer program, on Monday, Jan. 14.
Sarachan heads to Omaha after spending three seasons as an assistant at Santa Clara under head coach Cameron Rast.
The Virginia native also served as an assistant at Wisconsin for two seasons prior to his stint on the west coast. He helped lead the Badgers to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the program’s first NCAA appearance since its 1995 national championship season.
Sarachan played four seasons at Illinois-Chicago and helped lead the Flames to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2007 Elite Eight. He converted the game-winning goal during the 2007 Sweet 16 against Creighton at Morrison Stadium.
Following his playing career, Sarachan worked as an agent with Wasserman Media Group and represented multiple players, including Creighton alumnus and current Minnesota United FC midfielder Ethan Finlay.
Sarachan started his coaching career in July of 2012 as an assistant coach for the LA Galaxy's U-14 and U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16 teams. He transitioned to assistant coach of the Galaxy's USSDA U-18 team in January of 2013 where he worked with current LAFC assistant coach, Ante Razov.
His father, Dave Sarachan, served as the interim manager for the U.S. Men’s National Team (Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018) and recently accepted a position as the head coach of North Carolina FC.
Sarachan and his wife Rea have one daughter, Shay, and one son, Edison.