Coach Coffman is back for his fourth season on the sideline with the Panthers. In his first season he helped guide a dramatic improvement in team defense, seeing the team's GAA drop from more than 14.5 in 2014 to less than 8.9 in 2015. As the defense coordinator, Coffman has seen the Panthers rank among the national leaders in goals allowed each of his first three seasons, a big reason why the team earned its first ever NJCAA National Ranking in 2017.
Coffman's experience in lacrosse is extensive. Prior to joining the Tompkins Cortland staff, Coffman played close defense at Ithaca High and was a letter winner for both lacrosse and golf at Alfred University. After graduating from Alfred, he returned to his high school alma mater where he coached 13 US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and also guided the Little Red J.V. to an undefeated record in 2012.
He served as the head coach for NIKE RISINGS’ Section IV 2011-2013, Ithaca Skunks Lake Placid U19, and the Ithaca Lax Varsity Travel Team in addition to coaching the STX Rising Division I Showcase. Coffman has coached every level of lacrosse at Ithaca High School, and currently coaches for 3d Lacrosse Upstate and is a video and media contributor for online publications Inside Lacrosse and LaxAllStars.