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FSC: Men’s Lacrosse Adds Maccario to Coaching Staff

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  via FSC press release   LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College men’s lacrosse head coach Marty Ward has announced the addition of Matt Maccario to his coaching staff. Maccario will serve as an assistant coach after spending three seasons as a graduate assistant coach at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. “Matt brings a great background as a defensive coach to our program at Florida Southern,” said Ward. “He has the proven ability to develop an effective defensive unit at the Division III level as a coach and was a top defenseman at the Division II level as a player. We look forward to having him on the sidelines with the Mocs!” In three seasons at DeSales Maccario served as the defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs, worked with the team’s goalkeepers, and coached the Bulldogs’ faceoff specialists last year. In 2017, DeSales finished 10th nationally in man-down defense (.830), 23rd in caused turnovers (11.0 ct/g) and 42nd in scoring defense (8.47). “I am extremely excited to be joining the Florida Southern men’s lacrosse staff,” said Maccario. “I am very honored to have the privilege not only to work to on the beautiful campus of Florida Southern every day but to work in such a winning environment.” During his time with the Bulldogs, Maccario helped coach 18 all-conference selections including the Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year (Frank Krug – 2017). Krug led NCAA Division III in caused turnovers last season (4.14. ct/g). Prior to his stint at DeSales Maccario spent one season (2014) as the defensive coordinator at Wheeling Jesuit, helping the Cardinals to a 10-3 record and a spot in the ECAC semifinals. Wheeling Jesuit finished with seven all-conference selections in 2014. A former standout defender for the Cardinals, Maccario was a four-year starter and three-year captain at Wheeling Jesuit. He led all NCAA Division II players in caused turnovers in 2012 and earned all-conference honors twice. “I would like to thank my former coach, Jay Sothoron, for guiding me through my college career and teaching me nearly everything I know about lacrosse today,” said Maccario. “I would also like to thank my former colleague, Matt Brancaccio, for allowing me to develop as a coach and a mentor for the last three years.” “Most importantly I need to thank my parents for everything they have done for me over the years. Without them, I would not have this opportunity here today.” A 2013 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit with a degree in business, Maccario earned his masters in business administration at DeSales in 2016 and is pursuing second masters in education at DeSales.