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Ohio Machine Coaching Staff

March 9, 2017






Bear Davis is entering his fifth season with the 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 a General Manager role for the Machine on August 20, 2016. In 2016, Davis led the Machine to an 8-6 record and a spot in the MLL Championship Semi-finals. After a win against Charlotte in the semi-final, the Machine faced off against the Denver Outlaws for the Championship. Unfortunately, after a back and forth battle, the Machine lost to Denver. In 2014, Davis led the Machine to an 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 that 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 in 2014 and 2015. 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 the head coach, Davis is instrumental in expanding the Machine’s ticket sales and community relations efforts. In addition to handling the Ohio Machine, Davis will also be serving as the Vice President of Community Relations, heading COYLL (Central Ohio Youth Lacrosse League). Davis took over COYLL in 2016 and is excited to continue his improvement to the game of lacrosse throughout the Midwest. 




Nat St. Laurent will return for his third season with the Machine and second as defensive coordinator. St. Laurent is responsible for coordinating the defensive unit of the team, including practice, game planning, and management. St. Laurent will be in his second season as the head coach of the Ohio Northern Polar Bears, continuing to excel the team as it entered its second year as a Division III program. Prior to ONU, St. Laurent worked for four seasons as an assistant lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee Generals (Va.), where he served as offensive coordinator. Under St. Laurent, the Generals posted a 35-21 record with two trips to the ODAC Tournament finals and a bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament. He coached eight All-ODAC honorees, two All-Americans and the ODAC Rookie of the Year while at W&L. Nat and his wife, Cristin, have two daughters, Jaylin and Janessa and a son, Jamarcus.




Darryl Delia is back with the Ohio Machine serving as Offensive Coordinator for a second straight year. Delia is responsible for coordinating the offensive unit of the team, including practice, game planning, and management. Delia is continuing into his fifth year with the Albertus Magnus College men’s lacrosse program. 2016 was a record-setting season for the Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team as the Falcons ended the year a 4-10 overall record and finished eighth in the GNAC. The team set a new school record with four wins as AMC scored victories against Anna Maria, Wheelock, Emerson and Mount St. Vincent. He also coached the program's first-ever Academic All-American who was ranked in the top-five of the country in scoring. Currently, Delia is the Executive Director of DSquared Lacrosse, a clinic/camp program based out of Connecticut, and also a Director of Lacrosse at the CT Speed School and co-owner of Run & Shoot Lacrosse. Delia is employed full-time as a lacrosse/team sales representative for Lids Team Sports.




Eric O’Brien will be serving his first year as an MLL Assistant Coach after playing in the Face-off spot for seven seasons the Machine, Chesapeake Bayhawks, and Atlanta Blaze. O’Brien will be serving as faceoff specialist and special teams coordinator. He will be responsible for guiding the faceoffs and leading special units towards success throughout the season. O’Brien is a Columbus native and is committed to improving the game of lacrosse in Central Ohio. Eric started his lacrosse career at St. Charles Preparatory school in Columbus, before continuing on to the Ohio State University men’s lacrosse team. He currently resides in Columbus with his wife Libby. The couple is expecting their first child this April.