Machine promotes assistants to new roles for upcoming 2015 season
The Ohio Machine announced the promotion of two assistants to new positions for the upcoming 2015 season. On Feb. 19, Machine Vice President and Head Coach Bear Davis stated in a press release that Tom Mariano is going to be the new associate head coach & director of player personal and Dom Marzano will take on the tasks of assistant coach and operations manager.“The transition for both Coach Mariano and Coach Marzano to their new roles should be seamless,” Davis said. “Coach Mariano has already played a key role in identifying players in the supplemental and collegiate drafts, as well as in trades, that have led to significant production on the field. His new title now reflects the work he has already been doing.”
According to the press release, Mariano joined the Machine on June 26, 2013 as the team’s assistant coach and defensive coordinator. He will still guide the team’s defense but is now adding the responsibility for all player acquisitions, trade negotiations and player movement.
Mariano led the team’s efforts in the 2014 and 2015 MLL Supplemental Drafts as well as the team’s 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft. The former Nazareth college midfielder from 1992-1995 is currently the head coach at Pace University and previously spent 17 seasons as the head coach at Sacred Heart University.
Marzano enters his second season with the Machine in 2015. He is the team’s primary video coordinator and responsible for coordinating the team’s video scouting reports on upcoming opponents and players. He is also responsible for all in-game substitutions.
But for his new role, Marzano will coordinate all equipment and uniform orders and will work with the team’s director of operations in planning and coordinating training camp, road games and home stands. The former Hilliard Davidson High School graduate is currently in his third year as head coach at Wilmington College.
“Coach Marzano has taken our video scouting to a level we did not have before his arrival,” Davis said. “His work with our staff and players helps prepare us to the upmost level. If you ask any player on our team, the work Coach Marzano puts in is second to none. I am very happy his new title now equals the work he has put in for over a year.”
Season tickets for the Machine’s 2015 season are now on sale and range from General Admission at $92 to a Field Level Box at $2,400 and include seven regular season home games plus a 2015 MLL playoff game. Information on 2015 season tickets can be found at www.theohiomachine.com/season-tickets or by calling 614-754-1973.