COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s lacrosse coach Nick Myers has hired Nate Brunner and Olivia Tzagournis to the Buckeye staff. Brunner will serve as a volunteer assistant coach while Tzagournis is the director of events for the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs.
Brunner comes to Ohio State by way of Cleveland State, where he served in the same role for two years. The Cleveland, Ohio native will work primarily with the faceoff unit.
“Being an Ohio native, I have always been a fan of Ohio State,” Brunner said. “I am thrilled to receive this opportunity from Coach Myers to join his staff and work for this incredible program and institution.”
Prior to his time with the Vikings, Brunner was a volunteer assistant coach at Baldwin Wallace University for two seasons. During that time, the Yellow Jackets went 15-6 and took home the 2021 OAC regular season championship.
On the field, Brunner played two seasons and 21 games for Limestone University from 2017-18. He went 63-of-101 in the faceoff circle and grabbed 32 ground balls. During his freshman season, he was a part of the Saints’ national championship team.
Tzagournis joins Buckeye lacrosse with five years of experience working in Ohio State Athletics. She previously worked as a student administrative and recruiting assistant and program assistant for Ohio State football.
“I am extremely excited to start my new journey working with the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams,” Tzagournis said. “Coming from a town that loves this sport and relatives within the lacrosse family, I am thrilled for this opportunity.”
The Upper Arlington, Ohio native is a 2021 graduate of Ohio State, earning her bachelor’s degree in in health sciences with a specialization in organizational communications. Outside of sports, she is very involved within communities surrounding Type One diabetes.