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Strath Haven’s Waldman steps down as boys’ lacrosse coach after successful 11-year stint

Sunday, 24th June 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/24/12

David Waldman has stepped down as head boys’ lacrosse coach at Strath Haven after 11 successful seasons.

Waldman guided the Panthers to a record of 124-96 during his tenure, which included 10 straight trips to the playoffs. This year the Panthers were 10-9 and fell to Henderson in the first round of the District 1 tournament.

Waldman said he was proud of the Strath Haven program and how competitive it has become. Before he began coaching, the team had one winning season in 10 years. The team had seven winning season during his 11 years.

He said he will most miss working with the Strath Haven players.

“I enjoyed all the relationships with the kids,” said Waldman. “I am a teacher first and last and this was another opportunity to build relationships and help kids grow and learn about themselves.

“I felt like we built a program and everyone deserves the credit – the assistant coaches, the players and the parents.”

The Panthers’ best season under Waldman was in 2003 when they finished 16-5 and reached the Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association quarterfinals.

Waldman said that 60 players he coached have gone on to play college lacrosse, 17 at the Division I level.

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