Hailing from Windsor, Ont. Miro “Medo” Martinello is a Builder of the game. He was recognized with his induction into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005. Martinello attained tremendous success as a Player, Coach, and Ambassador for Canadian lacrosse for over 55 years.
As a player, he learned from Jim Bishop in the 1968 Professional League. Bishop called him one of “the top 5 players he had ever had the pleasure to coach.”
Martinello is known for his innovative coaching ideas at the professional level including positions in Syracuse, Quebec, and Detroit. His coaching acumen was recognized when he received the ‘Professional League Coach of the Year’ Award in 1975 with Quebec City and in 1991 with the Detroit Turbos.
He coached the Windsor Junior team to the Eastern Canadian Championships in 1972 and 1973. Martinello has received national and local recognition for his involvement in lacrosse and was the recipient of the Canadian Government’s 125th ‘Medal of Confederation for Outstanding Achievement’ in 1992.
He will forever be recognized as one of the most innovative coaches of his era.