Ohio Machine Coaching Staff
Vice President & Head Coach - Bear Davis
Bear Davis is currently the Vice President & Head Coach of the Ohio Machine. Davis, a Hilliard High School alum, joined the Machine on June 24, 2013 when he was named the second head coach in club history. He was promoted to his current role on August 20, 2014. In 2014, Davis has led the Machine to a 8-6 regular season record and guided the team to its first-ever playoff appearance. The Machine’s six game improvement over its 2013 record is tied for the largest single-season turnaround in Major League Lacrosse history.
Under Davis, the Machine posted the top-ranked offense in Major League Lacrosse in 2014. The team ended the regular season with five straight wins, which tied for the longest winning streak in MLL this season. On offense, the Machine boasted four players that scored 27 or more goals, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in the league since the 2004 season. Davis was the runner-up for the Brine Coach of the Year award this season.
Prior to joining the Machine full-time, Davis was the head boy’s lacrosse coach and associate athletic director at Archbishop Spalding High School (Md.). Davis took over at Archbishop Spalding after building the men’s lacrosse program at Robert Morris University over the span of seven seasons as the program’s first-ever head coach. Robert Morris led the NCAA in scoring offense for two straight seasons under Davis. Prior to Robert Morris, Davis helped start the Wheeling Jesuit men’s lacrosse program and guided the Cardinals to a No. 10 national ranking in 2003.
In addition to his responsibilities as head coach, Davis is instrumental in expanding the Machine’s ticket sales and community relations efforts.
Assistant Coach - Tom Mariano
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.
Assistant Coach - Dom Marzano
Ohio Machine Medical Staff
Team Doctor - Dr. Thomas Best
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.