Chris Biank is in his first year as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Widener University. He will be responsible for assisting head coach Jamie Lockard with all aspects of the program with an emphasis on the training and development of the Pride’s offense and faceoff specialists.
Prior to Widener, Biank began his coaching career as an assistant varsity coach at Oratory Prep in New Jersey. He also worked at a local day camp in his home state, which included teaching fundamentals of the game to children between the ages of six and 14.
Biank was previously a standout faceoff specialist at perennial powerhouse Salisbury for three seasons between 2012 and 2014. He was most notably named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference Second Team as a senior after winning 172 of his 318 faceoff attempts. Biank, who also spent one year at Robert Morris, helped the Seagulls register a combined 61-8 record while he was on the roster and was most notably a member of the 2012 which won the national championship and went undefeated. He also led the Seagulls to a national semifinal appearance in 2013 and back to the national championship game a year later.
A native of Roxbury, New Jersey, Biank earned his bachelor’s degree in business economics at Salisbury in 2014. He is currently pursuing his master’s in education.
David Waldman is in his first season as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Widener. He is responsible for assisting head coach Jamie Lockard with all aspects of the program's development and will serve as the defensive coordinator for the Pride this season.
Waldman has dedicated himself to the sport of lacrosse for more than two decades at the scholastic and collegiate levels. He began his college coaching career at St. Joseph’s University in 1997 and helped the Division I Hawks claim their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship in 2000. In addition, Waldman served as an upper school teacher and head boys lacrosse coach at Friends’ Central School in 1999 and 2000.
After leaving the private school ranks, Waldman accepted the position of head boys lacrosse coach at Strath Haven High School between 2002 and 2012. In this position, he guided the Panthers to 124 wins and 10 straight playoff appearances. Since his departure from Strath Haven, Waldman has served as the defensive coordinator at Great Valley High School and helped the Patriots capture their first league title in 2013.
Waldman, who has been teaching at nearby Strath Haven High School since 2001 and serves as Vice President of the Wallingford-Swarthmore Education Association, was a two-year captain of the men’s lacrosse team at the College of Wooster in 1995 and 1996. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wooster in 1996 as well as a master’s in education from St. Joseph’s University in 1998. Waldman resides in West Chester with his wife, Heather, and their two daughters, Sophia and Erika.
Logan Duffie is in his first season as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Widener University. He is responsible for assisting head coach Jamie Lockard with all aspects of the program with an emphasis on coaching the goalies and providing assistance with the defense.
Duffie, who currently serves as an Assistant Director of Admission at Widener, comes to the institution after a standout playing career at Ursinus and more recently leading the program to some of its best seasons in program history during a five-year tenure as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator with the Bears. He most notably oversaw the training and development of two All-Americans defensively and the best season in program history in 2015, as the team punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever and advanced to the second round. The defense ranked among the best in the country for yielding just 6.5 goals per game, while USILA All-America goalie Brian Neff ranked fifth in the nation with a .637 save percentage and ninth with a 6.41 goals against average during the record-breaking campaign.
Prior to coaching, Duffie excelled as a defender for Ursinus. He capped off his four-year career by being selected to the 2011 All-Centennial Conference First Team as a senior captain after scooping up 35 ground balls and causing 17 turnovers. Ursinus also notched two straight winning campaigns with Duffie in a starting role on defense and advanced to the Centennial Conference Tournament.
Duffie, who also served in admissions roles for five years at Ursinus, earned his bachelor’s degree in business and economics with a minor in coaching from the institution in 2011. He is also currently a co-liaison between the admissions office and athletics department at Widener and currently resides in Media.