Dana Wilber, who starred as a defenseman at Drexel before coaching stints at his alma mater, Haverford, and Cabrini, was named to the University of Delaware men's lacrosse coaching staff in September, 2015.
Wilber serves as the Blue Hens’ defensive coordinator for longtime head coach Bob Shillinglaw and is part of a staff that includes Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Byron Collins and Volunteer Assistant/Goalkeepers Coach Chris Selva.
“I am excited to have Dana take over as defensive coordinator,” said Shillinglaw. “Having coached against Dana while he played at Drexel and having seen him play in the MLL for both the Hamilton Nationals and the Ohio Machine I have always been impressed with his abilities as a player. His resume as a young coach is outstanding and he comes highly recommended. I am extremely excited to begin working with Dana.”
Wilber enjoyed an outstanding career as a defenseman while at Drexel and most recently at the professional level in Major League Lacrosse.
A 2013 graduate of Drexel with a degree in business, he earned USILA All-American and Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2012 as a close defender and long stick midfielder, was a two-time All-CAA selection in 2010 and 2012, and played in the 2012 USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game. He also served as captain as a senior.
He is currently a fifth-year player in the MLL, having played one season with the Hamilton Nationals, two with the Ohio Machine, and in 2016 with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He was a MLL All-Star in 2015 and was named the Machine’s Defensive Player of the Year the previous season.
Wilber began his coaching career as an assistant at Washington (N.J.) Township High School in 2010-12 and helped the team win two Olympic Conference titles in 2011 and 2012 and the Gloucester County Cup championships in 2011.
He served as a student assistant at Drexel in 2013, was an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Haverford in 2014, and served as assistant coach, defensive coordinator, and recruiting coordinator at Cabrini in 2015. He helped lead Cabrini to the Colonial State Athletic Conference title and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2015 when the defense ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense (6.2 goals per game).
“I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to work at the University of Delaware,” said Wilber. “The work environment is second to none with the experiences of our coaching staff, support from our administration, and the character of our team. Knowing the history of this program, I consider myself very lucky to be a part of the Delaware's Men's Lacrosse team.”
|Position:||Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator|
|Hometown:||Penn Yan, N.Y.|
|High School:||Penn Yan|