Tony Tatro is entering his sixth overall season as an assistant men's lacrosse coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2020-21.
Tatro brings 11 years of coaching and 13 years of playing experience across all levels to his second term with the university as he was an assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets from September 2014 to August 2016.
Previously with the Yellow Jackets, Tatro helped to coach the No. 1 scoring defense in NCAA Division III lacrosse for two consecutive years, the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, five All-OAC defensive players and an Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Division III All-West Region player. While Tatro was a member of the coaching staff, BW made two straight OAC postseason tournament appearances and were named regular season co-champions in 2016.
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.
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.