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Welcome to GCU Men’s Club Basketball

Grand Canyon University continues to expand the numbers and success of the men’s club basketball program each year. GCU Men’s Club Basketball provides the opportunity for students to compete at the collegiate level, develop skills in a team-oriented environment and help them balance their academics with athletics.

Team 1

The season consists of about 20 games for Team 1, who will compete in a brand-new Arizona league as well as continue their competitive balance in the National Club Basketball Association (NCBBA). In 2018-19, Men’s Club Basketball finished in the top-3 at the NCBBA Southern Pacific Regional Tournament for the second consecutive year. The Lopes also combined members of their top two teams to participate in the NIRSA National Championships in Wichita, Kansas, reaching the quarterfinal round. GCU’s teams will also face nationally ranked post-graduate programs.

Team 2/ Team 3/ Team 4

Teams 2, 3 and 4 will play a season of 10-20 games, will practice on campus and will participate in competitive contests on- and off-campus. All three teams will join Team 1 in a brand-new Arizona league, but will also play a mix of club teams, other four-year programs and nationally ranked post-graduate programs.

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GCU Men’s Club Basketball Schedules

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GCU Men's Club Basketball Roster

  • Cory Cathrea
  • Nathaniel Cessna
  • Jacob Garcia
  • Ethan Harris
  • Elijah Jones
  • Jaylan Lane
  • Dmar Nelson
  • Zachary Ramirez
  • L'Jon Redd
  • Luke Rysell
  • Denny Smith
  • Tyler Weeks
  • David Whitaker Jr
  • Markeas White

GCU Men's Club Basketball Coaching Staff

Matt Gordon

Head Coach
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Matt Gordon begins his second season at the helm of the GCU Club Men’s Basketball program. Gordon will also oversee all club basketball operations at GCU-including assisting with the growth of the club women’s basketball program.  Gordon returns to the four-year level after beginning his coaching career with assistant coaching jobs at UCLA, Dominican University (California) and the University of Portland. 

In between Portland and GCU, Gordon spent the last 14 years amassing one of the most impressive coaching stints in NJCAA Men’s Basketball history.  Gordon’s teams at Phoenix College not only qualified for every postseason since his hiring at PC in 2004, but they never failed to reach the NJCAA Region I Division II Championship Game, winning the title seven times.  In his final season, Gordon led the Bears to their fourth consecutive ACCAC Regular Season title in March 2018, which also earned him his fourth straight ACCAC/Region I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year Award.  The Bears’ 24-8 record in 2017-18 was the eighth consecutive year they’d won at least 20 games.

The “high-water mark” of Gordon’s coaching career was a milestone for the state of Arizona back in 2014.  After taking five of his first seven teams to the NJCAA DII Men’s Basketball Championships (placing 4th in the nation twice), Gordon’s 2013-14 team became the first men’s basketball squad in the history of Arizona community colleges to win a national title.  Gordon’s 2014-15 squad finished 3rd at nationals in his seventh and final appearance at the tournament.  Gordon left PC after reaching the 300-win mark in career victories in December of 2017. 

Gordon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 at UCLA, and earned his Master’s Degree in 2010 from the United States Sports Academy.  Gordon and his wife, Iris, dote on their 11-year-old daughter, Madison.

Lamont Lane

Assistant Coach
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