Jamie Lockard

Jamie Lockard is in his fifth year of his second stint as the head coach of the Widener men's lacrosse team.

In 2020, Lockard got the Pride off to its best start in almost 40 years, winning his first four games. The team finished 4-1 before the season was cut short due to COVID-19.

In 2019, Lockard led the Blue and Gold to the MAC Commonwealth semifinals for the fourth straight year after taking down Arcadia at Quick Stadium in the opening round. Four players recieved All-Conference honors and Connor Hesiman was named MAC Commonwealth Rookie of the Year. 25 players were also named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

Lockard guided Widener to its first MAC Commonwealth Championship appearance in five years in 2018 after defeating the second seeded Messiah Falcons in the semi-final round in Grantham, Pa. Four players received All-Conference honors and John Ferguson was named Defensive Player of the Year.

In 2017, Lockard led the Pride to a berth in the MAC Commonwealth semifinals after a thrilling first round victory against Lebanon Valley. Eight players were named All-Conference with John Ferguson and Shane Cook garnering First Team accolades.

Lockard returned to Widener after spending the 2016 season at Albright. As the second head coach in the programs five-year history, he helped the Lions advance to the semifinal round of the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament and mentored six student-athletes who garnered postseason recognition from the league.

Prior to his stint at Albright, Lockard was the head coach at Wheaton College in Massachusetts for four seasons. In this position, he most notably led the Lyons to a program-record 11 wins in 2012, which included registering a 5-1 ledger in league play, and was recognized as the Pilgrim League Coach of the Year that spring. Wheaton advanced to the conference tournament three times in four years under his guidance and reached the conference championship game against perennial power Springfield College in 2012. In addition, the program produced 18 all-conference players, one conference player of the year and 17 academic all-conference selections over those four years.

Lockards first head coaching stint was at Widener between the 2007 and 2011 seasons. During his five years at the helm, Widener advanced to four NCAA Tournaments and compiled an overall mark of 58-36 in that span. The 2011 squad also broke the school record for wins in a season and won a record-breaking 13 games in a row.