The 2019 season will be the fourth for Tim Dean at Lake Forest College and 11th year of coaching overall. He assists the head coach in numerous aspects of the program, including recruiting.
The 2018 Foresters posted a 10-7-1 overall record and finished fourth in the Midwest Conference standings at 6-3-0 in the league. They also advanced to the four-team MWC Tournament for the thid time in as many seasons with Dean on staff. Four players on the team were named All-MWC, including First Team selection Lucas Geib, and a program record 17 players were named Academic All-MWC.
Lake Forest is 33-22-2 overall and 21-6-0 in conference play with a league title and an NCAA Tournament appearance in Dean's three seasons on staff. Individual players on the team have earned 14 All-MWC selections, a pair of All-North Region honors, and 41 Academic All-MWC accolades.
Dean has been the director of coaching for the Grove United Soccer Association since March of 2014. In addition to overseeing the staff throughout the club, he also coaches two of the age groups.
Dean has also been a coach in the Illinois Olympic Development Program since 2012 and currently works with the 2004 Boys team. He is also an instructor in Illinois Youth Soccer's Coach Education Program.
Other organizations Dean has been with since entering the profession in 2009 include Coerver Coaching IL, Warren United, and Skills First Soccer. He has also coached at several youth summer camps since 2002.
While in high school Dean was an all-conference, all-district, and all-area selection. He went on to play for the club teams at Grand Valley State University and Illinois State University.
Dean graduated from Illinois State in December of 2008 with a bachelor's degree in marketing.
He resides in Chicago.