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About GCU Men’s Lacrosse

The GCU Men’s Lacrosse program has not only become one of the most competitive sports on the GCU campus, but has become a perennial powerhouse in the world of college lacrosse at the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I level. In the past eight years, over 30 GCU players were named to the MCLA All-American teams. The Lopes won MCLA Division I National Championships in 2015 and 2017, and also claimed the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference titles in each of those seasons. In 2018, they made their fifth national tournament appearance in their seven-year history, with an impressive 10-3 all-time record at nationals. Not including the 2020 campaign (when the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the season midway through it), the Lopes have reached the postseason in eight of their last nine seasons.

GCU Men’s Lacrosse prepares for and plays many of their games in the on-campus, state-of-the-art AstroFlect turf venue, while playing select games in the 6,000-seat GCU Stadium.

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GCU Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Jeff Guy

Head Coach
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Jeff Guy enters the third year of his second stint as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Grand Canyon University. In 2010-2011, Guy was at the helm of GCU’s NCAA Division II program. 

Guy ascended back into the head coaching role after five successful seasons as GCU’s lead assistant. During his tenure as the defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach, the Lopes amassed an overall record of 58-19. Guy was instrumental in the GCU team making program history with 27 wins over top-10 opponents, two Southwest Lacrosse Conference Championships (2015, 2017), three MCLA Division I Final Fours (2015, 2016, 2017), and two MCLA Division I National Championships (2015, 2017).

In addition, Guy coached 24 MCLA Division I All-Americans and three Southwest Lacrosse Conference Players of the Year. In 2018, Long-Stick Midfielder, Jack Lamey was the recipient of The Godekeraw Award, which is presented by US Lacrosse to the top scholar-athlete in the MCLA, considered to be the MCLA’s highest honor.

Guy arrived back at GCU after a head coaching stint at NCAA Division III, University of Dallas from 2012-2014. In Guy’s two seasons, the Crusaders set school records in scoring and the team’s cumulative GPA.

In 2011-2012, Guy served as assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Princeton, one of the most historic NCAA Division I lacrosse programs of all-time. He aided the Tigers in an undefeated Ivy League regular season, winning the Ivy League championship, and earning a berth in the NCAA Division I national tournament. While at Princeton, Guy coached 4 USILA All-Americans, 6 All-Ivy League selections, and the Ivy-League Player of the Year.

Prior to his Princeton appointment, Guy gained collegiate coaching-experience at Grand Canyon University’s NCAA Division II program. Guy was an assistant coach for the Antelope’s first two seasons in program history, from 2007-2009, before assuming the title of head coach in 2010-2011.

In the latter position as head coach of the NCAA Division II program, ten of Guy’s student-athletes were named to the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s all-conference team, while three were named all-academic selections. Guy’s man down defensive unit finished ranked 7th in the nation (81.4%). Goalie Andrew Hunter led the nation in saves per game (16.23) and finished 5th in the nation in save percentage (62.2%).

Guy has also held the head coach position at the high school varsity level, coaching in Scottsdale, AZ at Chaparral High School (2009-2010) and Notre Dame Preparatory High School (2005-2007).

In total, Jeff Guy has over 15 years of coaching experience. In his playing days, Guy was a midfielder at prep Bridgton Academy, Springfield College, and briefly at the University of Delaware before career ending shoulder surgery.

Guy obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Management with a concentrate in Sport, while minoring in Coaching Science (2005). He earned a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University (2009). Guy also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

A native of Salisbury, CT, Guy is married to the former Andrea Kamel, who is a dentist at a pediatric dental practice in Phoenix, AZ. The couple reside in the Phoenix area.

Cody Petillo

Assistant Coach
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Cody Petillo is entering his second year as a full-time assistant coach of the Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse team.

Although this is his only his second year in a full-time capacity, Petillo has been involved in the coaching side of the sport for over nine years. Petillo first coached at his alma mater, Sachem North High School, in his hometown of Long Island, New York. He then coached collegiately with the Lopes, helping lead them to the MCLA Division I National Championship in 2017. Petillo also currently coaches the Arizona Outlaws’ seventh-grade team.

Petillo has been involved in lacrosse since he could walk. While playing at SNHS, Petillo earned all-county attackman his senior year. Petillo then got a chance to start his college career at Rutgers University before transferring to Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, earning the title of team captain during his senior year. Petillo graduated from Hartwick with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

After his graduation, Petillo joined the Lopes as a graduate assistant while obtaining his Master of Business Administration.