Piedmont University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Tim Dunton has announced the addition of Mark Destro to the coaching staff as an assistant coach. He joins the Lions after spending this past season as Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Oglethorpe University.
“We are very excited about adding Mark to our coaching staff,” Dunton stated. “He has had great experience in his career. His knowledge of our league and the southeast region will be a great benefit to our program.”
Overall, Destro boasts six seasons of collegiate coaching experience, all of which have come at the NCAA Division III level. Destro began his coaching career as Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach for Sewanee in the 2015 and 2016 seasons before moving to the University of Mount Union in 2017. He then spent two seasons coaching at USA South foe Methodist University as an assistant coach in 2018 and 2019.
“Being a former college goalie, he brings a unique perspective to the game and will be able to help develop our goalies throughout the year,” Dunton said. “Mark will be assisting us with all aspects of our program.”
During his time at Sewanee, Destro helped the Tigers to two consecutive SAA Conference Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
“I am deeply grateful to Coach Dunton and Jim Peeples for the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of the Piedmont men’s lacrosse program,” Destro said. “It is an honor to be a part of this team, and I look forward to helping the team reach new heights.”
As a collegiate athlete, Destro played three seasons of lacrosse as a goalie at The Catholic University of America, while he also earned Division I experience, playing for both Manhattan College and Jacksonville University.
In 2022, Destro earned his master’s of business administration from Liberty University and also has a bachelor of arts in history from Catholic Univeristy of America, which he earned in 2014.