Mark Crisco, a Maryland native with 13 years of lacrosse experience, was named Guilford's head men's lacrosse coach in June 2018. He succeeded Tom Carmean, the Quakers' career men's lacrosse coaching wins leader.
Crisco spent five seasons as a Guilford assistant and served as the team's defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. In his five seasons, he helped develop eight All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) defensemen and coached a defense that posted the top-two single-season goals-against averages in school history. The Quakers reached the ODAC Tournament in 2015 and 2016.
Prior to joining the Quakers’ staff, Crisco spent two seasons as defensive coordinator and volunteer assistant coach at Guilford’s league rival, Shenandoah University. There he helped the Hornets to their best start in school history in 2013. He coached a Hornets' defense that set the school record for caused turnovers in a season (184) and boasted one of NCAA Division III's top man-down units for most of the year.
Crisco graduated from Stevenson University with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2011. He began his collegiate career at Long Island University-Post where he played on the lacrosse team as a defenseman from 2007-09 and helped the Pioneers to the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship. He graduated from Bel Air (Md.) High School, earning all-state and All-Harford County honors as a standout defenseman.