Lacrosse Operations

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. 

Associate Head Coach & Director of Player Personal - Tom Mariano

Tom Mariano is in his second season with the Machine. He was promoted to Assicaite Head Coach & Director of Player Personal in February 2015. Mariano joined the Machine in 2013 with more than 20 years of coaching experience. Mariano is the currently the head coact at Pace University after spending  17 seasons as the head men’s lacrosse 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. Mariano recently received Northeast Conference Coach of the Year this past season, along with four of his players being named All-NEC and three players named to the Division I All-New England Senior Scholar Athlete Team. Before Mariano coached collegiately, he played at Nazareth College from 1992-1995 as a long-stick midfielder, including winning the NCAA Division III Championships in 1992.


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 & Operations Manager - Dom Marzano 

Dom Marzano is entering his second season with the Machine. He was promoted to Assistant Coach & Operations Manager in February 2015. With the Machine, Marzano is responsible for all substitution during games and also is the primary video coordinator for the coaching staff. In addition to coaching with the Machine, Marzano is currently in his third season as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Wilmington College in Ohio. He was named the program’s first head coach in 2011 and has guided the Quakers since their inception. In 2014, Marzano had one player named to the 1st Team All-OAC team. A Hilliard Davidson High School graduate, Marzano was a four year starter on the lacrosse team at Wheeling Jesuit University where he played under Coach Davis for a season. At Wheeling, Marzano was a two year captain and in 2006 led all of Division II lacrosse in assists and was seventh in the nation in points per game. Before coaching at Wilmington, Marzano started the Hilliard Bradley Boy’s Lacrosse program and coached the team from 2009-2011 while also serving as an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2011. 

Volunteer Assistant Coach - Nat St. Laurent

Nat St. Laurent joined the Machine’s coaching staff in March 2015 as a volunteer assistant coach. In his role with the Machine, St. Laurent is responsible for increasing the team’s use of analytics. Additionally, he serves as a quality control coach for the offense while helping to prepare scouting reports for upcoming opponents. St. Laurent will begin his role with the Machine when the team convenes for training camp in late March.
St. Laurent is currently the head coach at Ohio Northern University and is recruiting the school’s first lacrosse team that will begin play in the 2016 season. Prior to ONU, St. Laurent spent time at Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute.

Ohio Machine Medical Staff

Team Doctor - Dr. Thomas Best

 Dr. Best is a professor of Family Medicine, OSU College of Medicine and a professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering. He also serves as the team physician for the Columbus based professional dance troupe BalletMet. Prior to joining the OSU Sports Medicine staff in 2005, Dr. Best spent ten years on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin College of Medicine as well as team physician for the Wisconsin athletic department.

Dr. Best serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, an organization dedicated to advocacy for those with arthritis. He also serves on the advisory board of the National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute dedicated to the health and welfare of our youth involved in sports.


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.


04/19 1:00PM EST vs Outlaws (L)  13 - 14 Recap
05/03 4:00PM EST @ Bayhawks (W)  9 - 12 Recap
05/09 7:00PM EST @ Launch (L)  15 - 12 Recap
05/16 7:00PM EST vs Hounds (W)  14 - 10 Recap
05/24 6:30PM EST vs Launch (W)  20 - 12 Recap
05/30 9:00PM EST @ Outlaws (W)  12 - 18 Recap
06/05 7:30PM EST @ Hounds (W)  12 - 14 Recap
06/20 7:00PM EST vs Bayhawks (L)  11 - 12 Recap
06/28 1:00PM EST @ Rattlers (W)  12 - 17 Recap
07/04 4:00PM EST vs Rattlers (L)  15 - 16 Recap
07/11 6:00PM EST @ Cannons (W)  12 - 19 Recap
07/18 7:00PM EST vs Lizards (W)  14 - 9 Recap
07/25 7:00PM EST vs Cannons (W)  17 - 16 Recap
08/01 4:00PM EST vs Rattlers (L)  8 - 12 Recap