Ian played his college ball at Layfette University before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs after his 2011 season. In his time with the Leopard Ian appeared in 33 games hurling 45 innings of work as a relief pitcher. During his professional career Ian appeared in over 80 games posting 18 wins with 4 different teams. Highlighting his 2013 – 2014 years with the Potomac Nationals Ian won 8 games posting a 3.98 ERA with over 160 innings pitched. Ian finished his professional career in 2015 with the Potomac Nationals in the Washington Nationals organization.