Zach Tamburello

Tamburello comes to Salem after one year as the lead assistant at Pomona-Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.

s a member of the Sagehens staff, Tamburello was involved in all facets of the women's lacrosse program including on-field instruction, practice and game planning and all recruiting efforts.

"I am excited to have Zach on campus," said Schwartz. "He has a wealth of knowledge and understanding for the women's game and will be a great addition to our program."

Tamburello made the jump to the collegiate ranks last season after having success as a high school coach in both Florida and Northern Virginia. His Oak Hall High School team in Gainesville, Fla., won back-to-back district championships, leading to a pair of Gainesville Sun Coach of the Year honors for Tamburello.

"I'm very excited to get started and work alongside Coach Schwartz," said Tamburello. "The tradition and school pride in Roanoke is amazing, and something I can't wait to be a part of. The opportunity to work with such a recognized program and to come in and make an immediate impact is very special. I am so thankful for this opportunity and can't wait to get on the field."

Prior to his time at Oak Hall, he spent two seasons as the head coach at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Va., earning the 2014 Battlefield Group Coach of the Year.

Tamburello is a 2010 graduate of Radford University with a degree in Exercise, Sport and Health Education.