Ohio Machine Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Bear Davis
Bear Davis, a Hilliard Davidson High School alum in the Columbus-area, is the current head boy's lacrosse coach and associate athletic director at Archbishop Spalding (Md.) in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). Davis took over at Archbishop Spalding after building the men’s lacrosse program at Division I Robert Morris University over a span of seven years as the team’s first-ever head coach.
During Davis’ time at Robert Morris, the program showed marked improvements year after year, culminating with the team’s first appearance in the national rankings in 2010 along with two straight years of leading the NCAA in scoring offense before Davis joined Archbishop Spalding.
Before being named the head coach at Robert Morris, Davis helped start the Wheeling Jesuit men's lacrosse program. Davis took the Cardinals from a 2-11 record in their first year of existence in 2000 to an 8-4 record and a No. 10 national ranking in 2003.
Assistant Coach - Tom Mariano
Tom Mariano joins the Machine with 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. 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 - Dom Marzano
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.
Ohio Machine Medical Staff
Team Doctor - Dr. Thomas Best
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.
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.