Coaches

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Marty Gibbons

Position: Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator
Email: mgibbons@lakecatholic.org
Phone: 440-578-1020 ext. 273

Lake Catholic HS- 3 Year Letterwinner. Member of 2 State Semifinalist Teams 2009 and 2010. Captain of 2010 team. John Carroll University- 4 Year Letterwinner. Member of 2 NCAA Playoff teams 2013 and 2014. Captain of 2014 NCAA Quarterfinalist Football Team. 2014 All OAC Defensive Team. National Football Foundation Post Graduate Scholarship recipient. Coaching Career:  - Highland HS- Safeties Coach of a Divison II Playoff qualifier team 2015. - Notre Dame College- Safeties Coach/Graduate Assistant of a 9-2 Football Team 2016. Defensive Coordinator VASJ 2017.

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Mark Baniewicz

Position: Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach
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Mark is an alumnus of Lake Catholic High School, graduating in 2013.  In high school, he was a two-year starter at the quarterback position as well as a four year letterman in basketball. After high school, he attended John Carroll University and was a four year Letterman as well as an All-Conference Tight End for the Blue Streaks.  He represents the 2016 OAC Champions and the National Semifinalist.  He currently resides in Willoughby, OH and is looking forward to his third year as Varsity Offensive Coordinator at Lake Catholic. 

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Brian Leroy

Position: Cornerback Coach, Special Teams Coordinator
Email: Leroy.brian@gmail.com
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Coach Leroy is currently the Head Coach of the Lake Catholic Baseball program. This is Coach Leroy's 5th season coaching at Lake Catholic in football. He resides in Willowick and teaches at Euclid High School.

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Jimmy King

Position: Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, LB Coach
Email: james.king3137@gmail.com
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Coach King graduated from Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio in 2011. He earned three letters in football and four in wrestling at Lake Catholic. He played college football at John Carroll, where he earned All-OAC honors at linebacker in 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from John Carroll in 2015. After graduation, Jimmy served as an intern with the Ohio State strength and conditioning program in 2016. He spent the 2017 & 2018 seasons as a Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant with the football program at the University of Toledo. 2020 will be Jimmy’s 2nd season with the Cougars.

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Bill Sowers

Position: Run Game Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach
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Coach Sowers is returning to Lake Catholic after stints at Eastlake North (OC), Twinsburg (OC), VASJ (Head Coach) and Harvey (OC). He was a member of the Lake Catholic Coaching staff from 2003-2013. During that time, the Cougars were 3x Regional Champs. 

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Larry Nosse

Position: Offensive Line Coach
Email: nosse@hotmail.com
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This is Coach Nosse's 5th year coaching for the Cougars, coaching prior at Euclid High School for 17 years.  Before that, he coached football & track for 2 years at Preble Shawnee HS and was the girls track coach for 17 years, 16 as the head coach.  His achievements include coaching 57 All-State athletes in track as well as coaching Jessica Beard in Track & Field who currently competes professionally for Adidas. He was also named State Track Coach of the Year in 2005.  He is a 1992 graduate of Euclid High School and currently resides in Painesville Township with his wife Mary Jo and his son Timmy.

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Mark Martinis

Position: Head JV Coach, Running Back Coach
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Coach Martinis is entering his 20th year of coaching and his 9th season at Lake Catholic. He is a 1978 graduate of Garfield Hts. High School and a 1982 graduate of Ashland University. His playing career at Garfield was on the only undefeated team in the school's history. At Ashland, he played on the Heartland Conference championship team. Previous Coaching experience includes 7 years as Head Coach at St. Clare/St. Francis and 4 years as the Head Freshman Coach at NDCL. He is the Vice President of Home Exteriors, a family remodeling business for 31 years. He is married and the proud father of 5 children, Mark, Greg, Christina, Victoria (Lake Catholic 2014), and Sammy (Lake Catholic 2016).

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Devyn Woods

Position: Wide Receiver Coach
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Devyn is a 2011 graduate of Willoughby South HS. He was a Division 1 All-State performer as a receiver. He went on to play Receiver at Mercyhurst Universityin Erie, Pennsylvania and started for the Lakers.

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Randy Dameron

Position: Freshman Offensive Coordinator
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2011 graduate of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School. Member of 2008 playoff team. Senior captain in 2010. Three year letter winner and two year starter at running back and safety. Studied business management at Kent State University from 2011 to 2014. Currently living in Lyndhurst working as a Realtor. Coach Dameron is excited about entering his third season as the Lake Catholic Freshman Football Offensive Coordinator.

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Tom Gibbons

Position: Defensive Line Coach
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A 1988 graduate of Lake Catholic, two-year letterman. John Carroll University 1993, four year letterman, 1991 Loyalty Award winner. 89 OAC Champions, Division 3 National Playoffs. Coaching: Ohio Northern University LB coach 93-95. Euclid HS Assistant 96-07, Defensive Coordinator 00-07. Head Coach Euclid 2008-14. 2x State Playoffs . North-South Coach 2010. NH Senior Bowl winning coach 2013. Lake Catholic Defensive Coordinator 2015-16, LB Coach 2017. LB Coach Willoughby South 2018.

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John Gibbons

Position: Director of Opponent Scout, Nickel Coach
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Coach John Gibbons is a 1962 grad of Cathedral Latin and has been coaching for over 50 years, over 30 of them at Lake Catholic. In addition to being the head coach at Lake, he was also the head coach at St. Edward HS for 8 years & Bedford HS for 3 years before returning to Lake Catholic as an assistant coach for the football team. He coached at St. Ignatius, Cathedral Latin and Streetsboro HS as well. He was Lake Catholic's head boys' basketball coach and the defensive coordinator for the football team in 1980. He was eventually named the head football coach, a position he held through the 1999 season, and led the Cougars to back to back state championships in 1991 and 1992. He was recently inducted into the 2015 class of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He currently resides in Mentor with his wife Patricia and is the proud father of 10 children and 30 grandchildren.

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Sam Martinis

Position: Head Freshman Coach
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Freshman Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Graduate of 2016 Lake Catholic class. 3rd Season as Head Freshman Coach.