Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/16/22 – From Press Release
Widener University Director of Athletics Jack Shafer announced Thursday that Robb Chambers has been named Interim Head Coach for the men’s lacrosse program.
Chambers – a Shipley School grad and former Shipley assistant – spent the past three years as an assistant coach with a primary focus on the defensive side of the game. With Chambers on the coaching staff the Pride saw a 17-14 overall record while playing top 25 nationally ranked teams and advanced to the MAC Commonwealth semifinals two times (2021 & 2022).
“We are pleased that Robb Chambers will continue his work with our team through the 2023 season as Interim Head Coach,” Shafer announced. “Robb and the team have performed well over the past few months and we look forward to his continued leadership as our men’s lacrosse team heads into their spring season.”
One of the most notable student-athletes Chambers helped develop was Carter Landry, a goalkeeper who helped push the Pride to three consecutive post season appearances. While on staff, the coaches saw the development of five MAC All-Conference honorees and a 2021 USILA All-American.
Prior to joining the Widener coaching staff, Chambers stepped away from collegiate coaching to gain experience at the club and high school level where he coached at Shipley and with the Philadelphia Freedom Lacrosse Club.
The Bryn Mawr native graduated from Providence College in 1999 with a B.S. in Health Policy and Management.
As a standout student-athlete, Chambers was a top tier goalkeeper for Providence. On the field he was credited a four-year starter and made over 700 saves. Currently, Chambers is in the record books as second most career saves.
Following graduation, Chambers stayed at his alma mater for two years until 2001 as their Offensive/Recruiting Coordinator and Goalie Coach. His daily activities included travel arrangements and assisting the head coach with daily operations. For the two years he coached a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, seven MAAC All Conference Players, a MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, and a USILA All American & USILA North/South All Star.
Upon stepping away from Providence, Chambers continued his coaching stint at Sacred Heart from 2001-07. While at Sacred Heart, he served as the team’s Defensive/Recruiting Coordinator and Goalie Coach. He was also responsible for the team’s academic successes and ensured the team stayed NCAA compliant. Throughout his six years he saw 11 Colonial Athletic Association All Conference Players pass through the program.