Dom Marzano
Dom Marzano
Title: Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Phone: 614-236-6375
Email: dmarzano@capital.edu
Previous College: Wheeling Jesuit ('06)
Pronunciation:: mar-ZAN-no

In just his first year leading Capital University Men’s Lacrosse, Dom Marzano helped the Crusaders return to the OAC Tournament Championship. Now in year two, Marzano looks to lead the Purple and White to unchartered territory following a successful introductory season.

Marzano, 33, brings with him a wealth of experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. A Hilliard, Ohio native, Marzano joined Capital after spending four years building Wilmington Men’s Lacrosse from the ground up. He now enters his second season with Capital.

Year one proved to be a tremendous success after Marzano led the Crusaders into the OAC Tournament championship match for the second time in its four-year history. For putting forth a 10-win season in his first year with the program, he was named OAC Co-Coach of the Year in 2017.

The path to the OAC Championship came about by way of a 10-6 overall record and 6-2 conference ledger. Three of Cap’s losses were by a single goal, all in a one-month span. But by season’s end, seven Crusaders were named All-OAC, including four first team selections, and three garnered all-region status. The team’s 12-4 trouncing of Baldwin Wallace in the OAC Tournament Quarterfinal was voted as Top Moment No. 3 of the 2016-17 athletic season, a true testament to the team’s resilience after falling to the Yellow Jackets in the regular season.

In 2017, Cap was ranked inside the top-50 nationally in assists (132, 45th), assists per game (7.76, 42nd), caused turnovers per game (11.12, 21st), points per game (21.65, 33rd), and scoring offense (13.88, 23rd). The Crusaders’ special teams were ranked the highest in school history. They were ranked 11th in man-up offense (.460) and an astounding sixth in the country in man-down defense (.848).

While laying the foundation for the program at Wilmington, Marzano also served as an assistant coach with the Ohio Machine, a member of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), located in Columbus. Prior to his hiring at Capital, the Machine finished in a seven-way tie for first place at 8-6 overall, and advanced to its first MLL championship game. Ohio held a spot in the league’s top-3 in team shot attempts, shooting percentage, faceoff wins, and faceoff percentage. The Machine housed two of the top four goal scorers in the MLL and surrendered the third-fewest goals per game (12.76). He spent his first two years with the team as its operations manager while assisting on the field.

Prior to the 2017 MLL season, Marzano shifted his focus from the field to the broadcast booth and now serves as the color commentator for the Lax Sports Network at all Ohio Machine home contests. He has also been instrumental in organizing the Machine’s Ohio High School All-Star Challenge, bring the best of the game from around the state to the newly constructed home of Ohio Machine – Fortress Obetz.

Marzano also holds coaching responsibilities with some of the top club lacrosse programs in Ohio. Since 2013, he has played a role as coach and league coordinator with Max Elite in Upper Arlington, Ohio. He also spends his summers as camp and clinic coach for Resolute Lacrosse in Columbus.

In 2015, the Quakers put forth its first winning season by finishing the campaign 9-7 overall. Wilmington’s strength that season was its offense, which finished the season tops in the Ohio Athletic Conference and ranked 25th in NCAA Division III in scoring offense (13.19). Wilmington also led the conference in goals scored (211), and ranked 17th in the country in man-down defense (.828), that year.

In his time at Wilmington, Marzano has helped coach four All-OAC selections, including two honorable mention picks in 2016. With his tutelage, midfielder Jalen Jackson serves as Wilmington’s only two-time all-conference pick and it’s only first team All-OAC selection, which was had in the league’s first season to sponsor lacrosse. Marzano has also helped eight of his student-athletes acquire Academic All-OAC status. In four seasons at the helm for the Fightin’ Quakers, Marzano collected an overall record of 23-37.

“I want to continue what these men have started and build on their early successes,” said Marzano. “The goal is to stay consistent year after year, and win OAC championships. This team has proven that it can play with anybody in the conference and the region, and I am looking forward to getting out there and start working toward achieving our goals.”

His first coaching opportunity came from his high school alma mater, Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, Ohio) where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach from 2007-09. In those three years, they went from a winless program to a top-10 team in Ohio under 2009 OHSLA D1 Coach of the Year, Jason Godwin. Marzano then undertook his first startup project at Hilliard Bradley High School in 2009 where he helped build the program into a regional success. As a second-year program, they featured a seven-game turnaround and advanced to the regional semifinals.

Marzano’s playing career was spent at Wheeling Jesuit University (Division II) in Wheeling, W.Va. He was a four-year starter and two-time captain as a midfielder and attackman from 2003 to 2006. He graduated as the program’s career assist leader and still holds the single-season assists-per-game record (3.82). As a senior, he finished seventh in the nation in points per game and was the national leader in assists per game and total assists (42).

Marzano graduated from Wheeling Jesuit in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in history with a specialization in education. He and his wife, Tracie, reside in Grove City, Ohio with their dog Macie.

 
 

Wilmington College Totals

 

Overall

 

OAC

  

 
 

W

L

Pct.

 

W

L

Pct.

 

Notes 

2013

4

11

.267

 

-

-

-

 

The OAC did not sponsor men's lacrosse until 2014.

2014

4

11

.267

 

0

5

.000

 
 

2015

9

7

.563

 

1

5

.167

 

First winning season in program history.

2016

6

8

.429

 

2

5

.286

 
 

Total

23

37

.383

 

3

15

.167

 
 
 

Capital University Totals

 

Overall

 

OAC

  

 
 

W

L

Pct.

 

W

L

Pct.

 

Notes 

2017

10

6

.625

 

6

2

.750

 

OAC Tournament Runners-Up

Total

10

6

.625

 

6

2

.750

 
 
 

Career Totals

 

Overall

 

OAC

  

 
 

W

L

Pct.

 

W

L

Pct.

 

Notes 

2013

4

11

.267

 

-

-

-

 

The OAC did not sponsor men's lacrosse until 2014.

2014

4

11

.267

 

0

5

.000

 
 

2015

9

7

.563

 

1

5

.167

 

First winning season in program history.

2016

6

8

.429

 

2

5

.286

 
 

2017

10

6

.625

 

6

2

.750

 

OAC Tournament Runners-Up

Total

33

43

.434

 

9

17

.346