Marc Zolchonock

In June, 2019, Wagner College head men's lacrosse coach Bill McCutcheon announced the hiring of Marc Zolchonock as an assistant coach with the Seahawks.

Zolchonock arrives on Grymes Hill following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Monmouth University. In the first of his two seasons with the Hawks in 2018, Zolchonock worked on the same staff as McCutcheon, a former longtime MU assistant who recently completed his first year at the helm of the Wagner program.

In his first season at Monmouth, Zolchonock helped develop four players who went on to earn the 2018 All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) First-Team honors (Bryce Wasserman, Dylan Schulte, Garrett Pfeifer and Noah Lode).

Wasserman closed his standout career with program records in goals (99), assists (50) and points (149), en route to becoming the first Monmouth player ever chosen in the annual Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft when he was selected by the Denver Outlaws in the seventh round. Wasserman again made history when he became the first Hawk to play in an MLL game, when he suited up for the Ohio Machine on July 21, 2018.

Defensively, the 2018 Hawks were a dominant force, leading the country in clearing percentage (.936), ranking 16th in the NCAA in scoring defense (9.00), behind freshman rookie goalie Noah Lode, who finished 17th in goals-against average (8.93).

In his second season at Monmouth, Zolchonock helped guide another four All-MAAC honorees in first-team selections Rudy Beck and Chris Hervada, second-team choice Gordon Phillips, and Cade Stratton, who earned MAAC All-Rookie Team recognition.

“I am very excited to add Marc Zolchonock to our men's lacrosse staff. I had the pleasure of working with Marc in the past and his passion for lacrosse, energy and work ethic will be a perfect fit for our staff and team,” McCutcheon said. “Marc is a hard-working and devoted coach. I know he’s looking forward to his responsibilities in recruiting and working with our defensive players, aiding in the overall development of our guys in helping us reach our program-wide goals.

“As a New Jersey native, Marc has already started to further expand our recruiting network in the tri-state area and we are excited about the pipelines that he will build,” he added.

Prior to his two years at Monmouth, Zolchonock served a two-year stint as director of lacrosse operations at Rutgers University. In his role with the Scarlet Knights, Zolchonock’s responsibilities included oversight of tournaments and camps, coordinating road trips and working with the Rutgers equipment staff.