Jeff Guy Named Head Lacrosse Coach at Grand Canyon

Jeff Guy, formerly the head lacrosse coach at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale and founder, director and head coach of the Arizona Monsoon lacrosse club, has been named the new head coach of Grand Canyon University's menbo's lacrosse program, Director of Athletics B. Keith Baker announced.

Guy was a graduate assistant and defensive coordinator for the GCU lacrosse team from 2007-09. He replaces Adam Marshall, who resigned recently after guiding the program for its first three seasons.

"It's good to have Jeff back at GCU and I'm pleased that he is taking on the challenge of leading our men's lacrosse program," GCU Director of Athletics B. Keith Baker said. "It's always tough to build a new program, but building competitive intercollegiate lacrosse in the west is a big task. Jeff has the energy and character to help GCU become a solid program on our campus and in the NCAA."

Guy, a Salisbury, Conn. Native who played lacrosse at Springfield College in Massachusetts, was the head coach at Chaparral from July 2009-July 2010 and led the team to the state semifinals and a win over Brophy Prep in the inaugural Robby Mayasich Memorial Cup. He has been the director and head coach of the Monsoon, a select travel team comprised of high school players in metro Phoenix, since August 2009.

He was the head high school coach of the Arizona Starz, another Phoenix area high school all-star team, from 2005-08. He also was the head lacrosse coach at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale in 2007 after serving as an assistant there the previous season.

He has a master's of science degree in leadership from GCU and a bachelor's degree in sports management with a minor on coaching science from the University of Delaware.

"I am very excited to back at Grand Canyon University," Guy said. "I would like to thank Athletic Director Keith Baker and Assistant Athletic Directors Ruth Ann Gardner and Dan Nichols for giving me the opportunity to lead the men's lacrosse program.

"Grand Canyon University is a great institution that facilitates a fantastic learning environment and a proud tradition in athletics. I look forward to being a part of the continued success."

Daniel Tussy, who played for the Antelopes from 2008-09 and was a graduate assistant for the lacrosse team last season, will remain as graduate assistant under Guy.

2010-09-22



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