Wolford, Mariano Back as Machine Assistants
from Press Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Machine, Ohio's Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, announced today the return of assistant coaches Bill Wolford for his third season with the Machine and Tom Mariano for his second season with the Machine. The Machine also announced the hiring of Dom Marzano who will join Wolford and Mariano as an assistant coach for the 2014 season.
"I am thrilled to have an impressive quality staff in place for next season," said Head Coach Bear Davis. "We are in the process of redefining the roles of each position and want to make sure that we are covering all our bases that will help us be the best next year. The staff we have put together has a wide variety of strengths, which makes me very optimistic about being able to put together a championship-winning team!"
Mariano, who is currently head coach of Pace University's Men's Lacrosse team, has more than 20 years of coaching experience. Mariano spent the last 17 seasons as the men's lacrosse head coach at Sacred Heart University, where he helped transition the team into a Division I program as part of the Colonial Athletic Conference and eventually the Northeast Conference. In 2012, Mariano was named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year and had four of his players named All-NEC and three players named to the Division I All-New England Senior Scholar Athlete Team.
Wolford, a Columbus, OH, native and a graduate of The Ohio State University, is currently director of Max Elite Lacrosse and co-director of the Max Elite 100 Lacrosse Camp, as well as assistant coach of the girl's lacrosse team at Worthington Kilbourne High School. Wolford has coached boys' and girls' lacrosse for more than 20 years, including head coaching positions at Upper Arlington High School (1987-1991), Worthington Kilbourne High School (1992-2006) and for the 2003 Korean U-19 National Team. He has coached in three state championship games and has won more than 230 games as head coach.
Marzano is entering his second season as the head coach for Wilmington College in Ohio, where he was named the first-ever lacrosse coach for the college in 2011. Marzano is a Hilliard Davidson High School graduate and was a four-year starter at Wheeling Jesuit University under Head Coach Davis. Before coaching at Wilmington, Marzano was an assistant coach at Hilliard Davidson from 2008-2009 and Ohio Wesleyan University in 2011.
Season tickets for the Machine's 2014 season are now on sale and range from General Admission at $92 to a Field Level Box at $2,400 and include seven regular season home games plus a 2014 MLL playoff game. Information on 2014 season tickets can be found at www.theohiomachine.com/season-tickets.
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