Aaron Bartolain
Aaron Bartolain
Title: Associate Head Coach/Linebackers
Phone: 410-857-2574
Email: abartola@mcdaniel.edu
Previous College: Western Maryland '01

Now the assistant with the longest continuous tenure on the Green Terror staff, Bartolain enters his 15th season on staff but his first coaching on the same side of the ball he excelled as a player.

After seven years as as offensive coordinator, Bartolain was elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2015 season and joins his head coach on the defensive side with charge of the linebackers. Bartolain will also return to coordinating the special teams.

In his initial tenure with special teams, Bartolain’s players worked his system to success with three of his return specialists ranking in the top 45 in the nation in 2003 while his punt returner ranked 19th in the NCAA in 2004. His kicker and punter each earned All-Centennial Conference (CC) first-team honors in 2003 as did his return specialist in 2004.

After spending the previous three seasons with the reins of the offensive line, Bartolain was commissioned with calling the offense in 2008. After two years working specifically with the running backs, Bartolain shifted duties once again and took control of the quarterbacks in 2010, which he reliquished in 2014 to focus solely on the overall oversight of the offense. Prior to his stint with the line, he spent his first four seasons as the special teams coordinator.

He is also a certified strength and conditioning coach, and oversees the Green Terror’s physical training regimen and serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator.

A four-year starter for the Green Terror, Bartolain was the CC’s Defensive Player of the Year as a linebacker in 2000. He was also a Hewlett-Packard All-America honorable mention selection that season.

Bartolain is a native of Sarasota, Fla., and graduated from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) with a degree in physics. He lives in Sykesville with his wife Tara, who teaches in the exercise science and physical education department, with eight-year-old daughter, Addisan, and six-year-old daughter, Emmalea.

Recruiting Areas

MD: Baltimore, Howard Counties; Baltimore City; MIAA
DE: Kent, New Castle, Sussex Counties