Ivan Fears (born November 15, 1954 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is the current American football running backs coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.
Fears attended John Yeates High School in Suffolk, Virginia, and was a letterman in football. In football, he was twice named the school's "Outstanding Player of the Year", and as a senior, was also an All-State selection.
Fears attended The College of William & Mary, where he played football as a running back from 1973 to 1975.
Fears began his coaching career in 1976 with his alma mater, William & Mary as a graduate assistant and in 1977-1978 was the team's Receivers coach. In 1979 he served as the team's quarterbacks coach before moving to Syracuse University in 1980 as the  wide receivers coach.
Fears joined the Patriots' coaching staff in 1991. He spent two seasons with the Patriots before moving on to coach the Chicago Bears' wide receivers starting in 1993, but rejoined New England in 1999 as their wide receivers coach. In 2002, he was reassigned to running backs coach.