Head Coach - Ted Garber
Ted Garber led the Ohio Machine into its 2012 inaugural season as Head Coach.
Assistant Coach - P.J. Kavanagh
P.J. Kavanagh joins the Machine with more than 15 years of coaching experience, including his current tenure at the University of Mount Union where he was recently named the first-ever varsity men’s lacrosse coach.
Prior to Mount Union, Kavanagh spent seven seasons with SUNY-Plattsburgh in New York as an assistant coach and head coach. During his five seasons as head coach, Kavanagh posted a 47-34 mark including the three best seasons in team history.
Kavanagh also served as an assistant coach for the Bridgeport Barrage during the MLL’s inaugural season and has coached at two New England prep schools, as well as his prep alma mater of Henninger High School in Syracuse, NY.
Assistant Coach - Bill Wolford
Bill 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.
Frank Baverso - Equipment Manager
Frank Baverso serves as team equipment manager overseeing maintenance of all team equipment/clothing including the accountability for the distribution and inventory of equipment, loading and unloading of equipment for each home game and packing of game equipment and athletic clothing for all away games, as well as unpacks and organizes equipment/clothing upon return. Baverso also assisted with all game day operations from setup and breakdown of field and locker rooms to food and beverage needs of players, coaches and officials. Baverso graduated from Youngstown State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in General Studies focus in Special Education and is currently attending Kent State University for his Master’s in Sports and Recreation Management.
2012 Ohio Machine Medical Team
Team Doctor - Dr. Paul Gubanich
Dr. Gubanich is board certified in internal medicine with a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic where he worked in the Department of Orthopaedics from 2005-2011.
Dr. Gubanich’s clinical interests include the management and prevention of sports concussion, treatment of musculoskeletal and medical problems in athletes, and performance optimization. He has treated athletes at all levels of competition including serving on the medical staff of the Cleveland Browns (2004-10, Medical Director 2010), Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Barons, Cleveland Fusion, and as a consultant to other various local and professional athletic organizations.
Team Doctor - Dr. Tim Miller
Dr. Miller's clinical interests include "The Aging Athlete", shoulder pain and instability, shoulder labral repair, rotator cuff injuries, injuries in the throwing and overhead athlete, AC joint injuries and reconstruction, Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction, Stress fractures and soft tissue overuse injuries, ACL, PCL and multiple ligament knee injuries, meniscus repair and transplantation, patello-femoral instability, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, Achilles tendon injuries, ankle instability and sports-related trauma.
His research interests are treatment and prevention of stress fractures and overuse injuries of the upper and lower extremity, gait analysis, dance injuries, arthritis prevention, physical fitness beyond adolescence, biology of bone healing and repair, ACL injury prevention, ACL reconstruction techniques and outcomes, sports nutrition and performance-enhancing supplements, endurance athlete physiology.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Miller was a four-year member of the OSU track and cross country teams.
Athletic Trainer - Tom Evans
Tom is an Outreach Athletic Trainer with Columbus City Schools. He is the Athletic Trainer at Brookhaven and Mifflin high schools. He is responsible for the prevention, rehabilitation, and care of all the athletes in these high schools. Tom has experience working with Division I athletes at Marshall University (1999-2001), Division III athletes at Ohio Wesleyan University (2002-2005) and high school athletes at Upper Arlington High School (2005-2006).
He has served as an athletic trainer for the annual North-South Ohio All-Star football game. He annually works as an athletic trainer for the Tournament of Champions wrestling event held at Columbus Convention Center. Tom has also worked numerous soccer events, track and field events, the Columbus Classic Rugby Tournament and competitive cheerleading events. Tom’s Masters Thesis was on "The Effects of Static Stretching on Vertical Jump Performance." He wrote an article for the National Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2000. He has a clinical interest in stretching and the effects it has on athletic activity. He is also interested in the ongoing research on head injuries among athletes.
Team Dentist - Dr. Robert Green
Dr. Green has been in practice in Delaware for 22 years. His practice emphasizes preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He is experienced in Laser and Cad Cam dentistry. Dr. Green is a member of the A.D.A., O.D.A., American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The Academy of Sports Dentistry. He is currently the Team Dentist at Buckeye Valley High School and The Ohio Machine. Dr. Green played football at Ohio Wesleyan University and currently is a varsity assistant football coach at Buckeye Valley High School.
Team Dentist - Dr. James Pawlecki
Dr. Pawlecki’ s practice focuses on restorative, cosmetic and preventative dentistry. Most importantly he enjoys taking great care of patients. He was affiliate faculty at the University of Washington for 5 years and is involved with the ODA, ADA, and Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. He enjoys the outdoors, travelling, spending time with friends and family and being active in the community. Dr. Pawlecki volunteers his time with Young Life and a local soup kitchen. Dr. Pawlecki played football in high school and rugby at Bowling Green.