Bob DeMarco joined the World Lacrosse board of directors as the development director in 2018, having been part of the global lacrosse community for many years.
DeMarco served as FIL (now World Lacrosse) Development Committee chair from 2014 through his appointment to the board. From 2011 to 2014, he served as an FIL development representative, providing equipment grants and conducting development clinics in several developing countries.
DeMarco’s efforts with Belgium, China and Russia helped those countries field competitive teams for participation in the 2014 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship in Denver, Colorado, USA. A total of 16 countries became members of FIL during his tenure with the development department.
A longtime member of the Long Island Lacrosse Club, DeMarco is a graduate of Hofstra University, where he was a standout dual-sport athlete in American football and lacrosse. He was inducted in 2004 into the New Jersey Football Coaches Hall of Fame in recognition of his 30-year coaching career at Old Bridge High School in Matawan, New Jersey, where he won two state championships.
DeMarco has a long history of involvement with international lacrosse, serving as an administrative assistant with the U.S. men’s lacrosse team at the International Lacrosse Federation’s 1974 World Championship. He also coached with the legendary Tom Hayes at Rutgers University for more than 20 years.