|Title:||Former Head Coach|
Jamie Lockard recently concluded his fourth season as the men’s lacrosse coach at Wheaton College in 2015. Prior to Wheaton, Lockard spent the past five seasons as head coach of the Widener University men’s lax program, guiding them to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
This past season, Lockard led Wheaton to the second-most wins in program history with a 10-7 overall record en route to an appearance in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament semifinals. The Lyons also boasted a pair of All-Conference and Academic All-Conference selections in 2015. Offensively as a team, Wheaton registered the third-most goals and third-highest assists totals in program history last spring.
In his first season at the helm (2012), Lockard guided the Lyons to a program best 11-5 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the Pilgrim League. Wheaton earned its way to the Pilgrim League Tournament finals for the first time since 2010 before falling to Springfield College. For his efforts, Lockard was named the Pilgrim League Coach of the Year. The Lyons earned six selections to the Pilgrim League All-Conference team including Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors. Wheaton also placed five student-athletes on the Pilgrim League All-Academic team.
A Widener graduate, Lockard has been involved in eight of the team's nine NCAA Tournament appearances as either a player, assistant coach or head coach since 2000. At the program's helm for the last five years, Lockard led the Pride to 58 wins, four NCAA Tournament appearances and four Middle Athletic Conference (MAC) Tournament titles. The 2010 MAC Coach of the Year is one of only two coaches in the history of Widener athletics to lead a team to the NCAA Tournament in his first two years as a head coach.
Lockard's 2011 Widener team set a school record for wins in a season with 15 and also established a new program standard for consecutive victories with 13. During his first season in 2007, Lockard guided the Pride to a 13-6 mark, an NCAA tournament victory and a national ranking as high as 18th overall. In addition to serving on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America committee since 2008-11, Lockard was the NCAA compliance coordinator at Widener the last four years.
Lockard was an assistant coach at Widener in 2006, playing an integral role in the Pride winning a MAC Tournament title and recording its first NCAA Tournament victory. As the team's offensive coordinator, he helped the Pride rank seventh among all Division III programs in total goals and 12th in scoring average. Widener ranked as high as 13th in the country that spring.
Prior to Widener, Lockard began his coaching career as an assistant at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 2004 and 2005. He worked as the defensive and recruiting coordinators. As a four-year player at Widener from 2000-03, Lockard turned in a standout career as the program's first two-time All-America selection. Tallying 34 goals and 125 assists, he led the Pride to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a trio of MAC Tournament crowns. Selected as the 2003 Widener Male Athlete of the Year and the 2002 MAC Player of the Year, Lockard was a two-time Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star and MAC All-Conference player.
Lockard is a 2003 graduate of Widener, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in sport management. He was elected captain his senior year.
|2012||11-5||5-1||Pilgrim League Tournament|
|2013||7-8||4-2||Pilgrim League Tournament|