February 14, 2020

Mark Lazzara ND'86 comes to Notre Dame Prep from Lake Orion program.

The athletic department of Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy announced today that Mark Lazzara, a Notre Dame High School alum, has been named head varsity girls lacrosse coach, effective immediately.

“We’re very pleased to be able to make this hire for our coaching staff,” said Betty Wroubel, athletic director and assistant principal at NDPMA. “He’s been coaching girls lacrosse for many years and brings a wealth of coaching and training expertise to our girls program.”

Lazzara comes to Notre Dame from the Lake Orion lacrosse program, where he was an assistant coach on the high school girls team and head coach for Lake Orion's middle school team. He also served as a trainer for the Irish Banshees Girls Lacrosse Club, which uses the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model created by US Lacrosse.

Lazzara currently is director of sales for the Ford Plastics Business Unit of Flex-N-Gate, a leading manufacturer and supplier of large stamped metal and welded components, assemblies, and plastic parts for the automotive industry. Prior to that he worked at Bailey Corporation, a manufacturer of injection-molded plastic components primarily for the automobile industry. 

He holds a B.S. degree in industrial marketing from Western Michigan University and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods in 1986. Lazzara and his wife, Marci, who live in Oxford, Mich., have two children: Ali, a sophomore at MSU playing lacrosse and studying engineering, and Joe, who is in the U.S. Navy, currently training to become a Navy SEAL.

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three school are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school’s home page at

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