Tony Tatro

OH: Berea
Tony Tatro finished his first season as head men's lacrosse coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2021-22.

In his first season, he led the Yellow Jackets to a 14-4 record and an OAC Regular Season Champion with a perfect 9-0 record. He also led the team to the OAC Tournament Championship game. He earned his first OAC Coach of the Year Award for the 2022 season.

Prior to being named head coach, he served as an assistant coach for six seasons from 2014-16 and 2017-21.

During his last four seasons, Tatro served as the defensive and recruiting coordinators. He helped guide the team to a 40-14 record, the 2021 OAC regular season championship and three OAC Tournament appearances, including two championship games. Tatro has mentored 25 All-Ohio Athletic Conference selections, one All-American and one Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMCLA) Division III All-West Region player.

In between stints at BW, Tatro served as an assistant coach/defensive coordinator for Wittenberg University where he helped lead the team to a 9-7 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the North Coast Athletic Conference and an NCAC postseason tournament appearance. Four of his defensive players were named to All-NCAC teams while two were also named first-team IMLCA All-West Region selections.

Some of his other responsibilities at Wittenberg included coordinating travel, mananging team equipment orders, supervising study tables, mentoring the Wittenberg Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and assisting with recruiting along with other regular coaching duties.

In his first term at BW, he was responsible in recruiting evaluation and all practice and game day operations. In those two seasons, the Yellow Jackets went 26-6 and made two OAC postseason appearances. The team was Co-OAC regular season champions in 2016 and was statistically ranked as the number one scoring defense in NCAA Division III for two consecutive seasons (2015-2016).

Before coaching at the collegiate level, Tatro spent four seasons as the head varsity boy’s lacrosse coach at Walsh Jesuit High School where he compiled a career divisional record of 31-22. He coached the 2012 Ohio High School Lacrosse Association Goalie of the Year and was named the 2014 North Coast League Coach of the Year.

Tatro spent two years playing collegiate lacrosse at NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit University before obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Kent State University in December of 2013.

Tatro resides in Berea with his wife Kelsey.