David Stilley grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, where he attended The Haverford School and participated in football, wrestling and lacrosse. He was inducted into Haverford’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements in all three sports.
Stilley attended Duke University where he studied History with concentrations in Finance, Marketing and Computer Science. While in Durham, he helped build the Blue Devil lacrosse program into a national powerhouse. He served as a two-time captain at Duke, earned First Team All American Defenseman and Defensive Player of the Year in 1997, and led the team to its first ever NCAA Final Four appearance.
Stilley continued his lacrosse career with the Philadelphia Wings, where he played 5 seasons, was a two-time Team Captain, and won two World Championships. He also played for the Colorado Mammoth, where he won a 3rd World Championship ring in 2006 as a member of the Mammoths, and the New York Titans.
Stilley also played 5 seasons in the Major League Lacrosse with the New Jersey Pride. During his tenure, he was team captain for 2 seasons and helped guide the Pride to its only MLL playoff appearance. Stilley retired from the MLL after the 2005 season.
David has been coaching for over 20 years and has presented at hundreds of camps and clinics around the United States. He served as the Defensive Coordinator for The Haverford School from 1999-2001, where his team won the 2000 Pennsylvania State Championship. For the past 3 years, he has served as the Defensive Coordinator, Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development at The Shipley School.
For the last 5 years, David has been an Area Manager for Sales for Gartner Inc. He owns and operates his own Lacrosse Training and Camp company called Laxmotion , where he provides one on one personal training, small group clinics and camps in the Philly area.