Marc Loranger married Evon Reggiani at the age of twenty-five. Together they have three wonderful children, Theresa, Caroline and Anthony. They recently welcomed their first grandson, Luca, who was born earlier this year to their eldest daughter Theresa and her husband.
Marc and Evon’s two daughters followed in their father’s footsteps as a teacher and coach. Theresa (26) is a physical education teacher at Plymouth Community Intermediate School in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Caroline (23) is a third grade teacher at Gilmore Elementary School in Brockton, Massachusetts. For both Theresa and Caroline, their goal in life is to make a difference in young childrens’ lives. Marc and Evon’s youngest child, Anthony, is a freshman and physical education major at Springfield College. Anthony had the pleasure of playing at Gillette Stadium during his junior year in the Division 4 state championship football game as the starting right guard. Marc is extremely proud that his children are pursuing careers in education, and credits his many years of coaching to the unwavering support he has received from his family.
Marc began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant for the varsity football team in 1995 when Plymouth North and Plymouth South split their sports programs. During that season of coaching, Marc decided to dedicate himself to being the best coach he could be. When the schools split programs, the head-wrestling job opened up at Plymouth South. He and his wife Evon wrote a letter of interest to the Athletic Director, at which point AD Kent Stevens brought Marc in for an interview. Knowing there were candidates more qualified for the job, he promised Mr. Stevens that he would recruit every kid in the building and convince many kids to join the team. Kent Stevens changed Marc’s life the day that he offered him the head-wrestling coach’s job at Plymouth South High School; to this day, Marc is thankful that he was given the opportunity. Twenty-seven years later, Marc is now the College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) Director for Plymouth Public Schools. Before taking this new role, Marc was the Assistant Principal, freshman football coach and head wrestling coach at Plymouth South High School.
Under Marc’s leadership, the Plymouth South wrestling team has won over 475 dual meets and 20 league titles, including ten in a row. Plymouth South has been sectional champion or runner-up thirteen different years. This past season, Plymouth South wrestled in the Division-2 state finals, where they lost to Natick. Working alongside Sean Petrosino, Plymouth South went undefeated in 2013 and was the top ranked team in the entire state of Massachusetts. Marc pinpoints the 1996-1997 wrestling team, towards the beginning of his career, for the twenty-seven years of coaching success he has enjoyed since then. Captains Billy Ferguson, Henry Folsum, Jesse Telford, and Shawn Williams set the tone for his program for years to come by winning the Division-1 South Sectional title in just their third year as a wrestling program. Marc remains close with all four of these wrestlers all these years later.
Marc has coached many sectional and state champions over the years and has had three individual New England champions as well. In 1999, Troy Perry won the New England wrestling title; the tournament was held in Vermont that year. Plymouth South’s best wrestler and one of the best wrestlers to come out of the South Shore was Vinnie Renaut. Vinnie was a two-time divisional, All State, and New England champion in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, Vinnie was a high school national finalist. He went on to wrestle at Kings Point and won a Division 3 national title in 2010.
Marc’s coaching philosophy earned him several recognitions over the years, including Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association for the state of Massachusetts in 1997, and the Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 2006. He attributes all of his personal successes to the hard working, gritty wrestlers and coaches he surrounds himself with--none grittier than his lifelong friend and the coach he started the program with, Mark Fornaciari. Marc’s proudest accomplishment as a wrestling coach has been his ability to maintain between sixty and eighty wrestlers on his team every single season, and the participation at Plymouth South in the sport of wrestling is simply amazing. Marc strives every year to have the largest team in Massachusetts and is a firm believer that students participating in extracurricular activities is the key to a successful high school career. Building relationships and striving to make a positive impact on his athletes are more important to Marc than any title he has ever won, and the driving force behind this prestigious induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. When Marc retires, he hopes to have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of young men and women. He developed the wrestling program with the motto “Pay the Price.” Hundreds of wrestlers have done so and hopefully hundreds more will!
Lifetime Service to Wrestling