Ian Carry
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Dunshauglin, Ireland
Alma Mater: Bell College of Technology
Graduating Year: 2001
Experience: 1 Year
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Ian Carry Bio
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 11/09/2011

Ian Carry was named the interim head coach of the Central Michigan women's soccer team on November 25, 2012. He served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator of the Central Michigan soccer program prior to the 2011 season.

Carry contributed significantly to the Chippewas' 15-7-1 overall record and the MAC's first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in history. Working specifically with the goalkeepers, Carry mentored senior goalkeeper Stefanie Turner to All-MAC First Team honors with 11 shutouts on the 2012 season. Highlighting the season was a 10-save performance by Turner in a 0-0 double-overtime draw with No. 12 Marquette. He was also instrumental in bringing in a dynamic 2012 freshman class that earned three MAC All-Freshman team selections.

The Chippewas posted their highest win-lost-tied percentage in program history in 2011, going 15-3-3 overall (.786) en route to their third-straight MAC Tournament semifinal appearance. With the help of Carry, five Chippewas earned All-MAC honors, including four first-team selections and MAC Defensive Player of the Year Liesel Toth. The Chippewas also took their nationally recognized defense to a new level, posting the fifth-best goals-against average in the country, allowing just nine goals (0.41 per game).

A native of Dunshauglin, Ireland, Carry worked as an international and goalkeeping coach for the Republic of Ireland from 2007-11. While with the Republic of Ireland, he worked with the nation's U-15 girls, U-18 boys, U-19 women's and senior deaf squads. Carry was responsible for player identification, recruitment, monitoring and evaluation, scheduling and administering of elite training sessions, scheduling of both friendly and competitive matches, video analysis and apparel management.

As a coach, Carry helped lead the U-15 girls Irish team to the Bob Docherty International Trophy in 2008 and 2010. His U-18 boys squad earned the Celtic Cup in 2008 and 2009, as well as the International Centenary Shield in 2008 and 2010.

Carry was also a National Development Officer for Schools for the Football Association of Ireland from 2007-11 where he promoted football nationally within educational establishments, planned and coordinated pilot projects at the national level within school venues, and implemented programs aimed at primary school children to develop technically stronger players.

Prior to his time with the Republic of Ireland and FAI, Carry coached professionally from 2001-07, including stints as the head coach of West of Scotland's U-13, U-14 and U-15 girls squads and as the academy goalkeeping coach for the Celtic FC of the Scottish Premier League.

An Irish goalkeeper, Carry has played professionally since 1993 for Longford Town FC (1993-95), Home Farm FC (1995-98), Queens Park FC (2000-01), Sporting Fingal (2009-10), the Shamrock Rovers (2010-11) and the Republic of Ireland International Squad (2010-11).

A graduate of the Bell College of Technology in Hamilton, Scotland, Carry graduated in 2001 with honors with a bachelor's of arts degree in leisure management.

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Coaching Career Summary
Year Team Position
Scottish Football Association Community Coach
2001-02    St. Mirrens Boys Club Goalkeeping Coach
2001-04 FC Kilmarnock Women's Squad Assistant Manager/Goalkeeping Coach
2001-04 West of Scotland Girls Head Coach (U-13, U-14, U-15)
2001-04 West of Scotland Boys Goalkeeping Coach (U-13, U-14, U-15)
2004-06 Celtic FC - Scottish Premier League        
Academy Goalkeeping Coach
2005-06 Carlisle United FC First Team Goalkeeping Coach
2006-07 Dundee United FC Pro Youth Goalkeeping Coach
2006-07 SFA Regional Squad (Women's) Outfield/Goalkeeping Coach
2007-11 Republic of Ireland Goalkeeping Coach (U-15G, U-18B, U-19W)
Playing Career Summary (Goalkeeper)
Year Team
1993-95 Longford Town FC League of Ireland Premier Division Club
1995-98 Home Farm FC League of Ireland First Division Club
2000-01 Queens Park FC Scottish Second Division Club
2009-10 Sporting Fingal Emerald League
2010-11 Shamrock Rovers Emerald League
2010-11 Republic of Ireland International Squad