Mark Cometti enters his second season as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the Siena Lacrosse program. Cometti returns to Loudonville after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the Saints during the program's 2011 MAAC Championship and NCAA Tournament season.
"I recruited Coach Cometti to Albany and had the chance to coach him for three years where he was a major part of the success those teams had," said head coach John Svec. "His knowledge of the game and demeanor will translate well to our players."
In his first season back with Siena, Cometti helped guide the Saints to the MAAC Championship Game and the program's first-ever win over a USILA Top-10 opponent with a 10-9 upset over 10th ranked UAlbany on Apr. 23. Cometti's offense ranked 17th nationally in scoring (11.3) and third in man-up scoring efficiency (46.3%).
Cometti spent the previous two seasons serving as an assistant coach at the College of Saint Rose. Hetook the reigns as interim head coach during the Summer of 2011 and then assisted in the program's inaugural season in 2012 when Saint Rose posted a winning record and finished in the top-20 nationally in offense at the Division II level.
Cometti served as goalie and face-off coordinator and assistant offensive coordinator for the Saints in 2011. Under his guidance, Siena goalie Tom Morr finished fifth nationally in save percentage (.594) and eighth in saves per game (11.61) and the Saints ranked 21st nationally in faceoffs (.526) and eighth in scoring offense (11.4).
A graduate of UAlbany, Cometti was a two-time captain at midfield for the Great Danes from 2006-10. During his sophomore season, UAlbany won the America East Championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Cometti earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UAlbany in 2010.