Mark Lacianca holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Biomedical Engineering. Mark has been teaching Physics and Chemistry at Unionville High School since 1993.
Mark started his coaching career as an assistant Track and Field coach in 1997 and he was named the head Girl’s Cross-Country coach later that same year. Mark was selected to be the head coach of both the Boys and Girls Track and Field programs in 2001 and he took over the Boy’s Cross-Country program in 2008.
Mark’s teams have finished in the top 10 in the state of Pennsylvania 14 different times. Mark has had the most success with the Girl’s Cross-Country team, which just completed their 13th straight undefeated season. The Girl’s team won the State Championship in 2004 and 2013, and Mark has both times been named the Pennsylvania Girls Coach of the Year. In addition the Girl’s team has been the state runner-up four times in the last five years!
The team also won back to back the Nike Cross Northeast Regional Championship in 2013 and 2014. This year they finished 4th (8 points from a 3rd trip to Portland), but did have two individuals finish in the top 50 at the NXN Championship.