A native of Salisbury, Conn., Jeff Guy is currently entering his third season as the assistant men's lacrosse coach and defensive coordinator at Grand Canyon University. In his first season with the Lopes, they were the MCLA Division I National Champions as well as the Southwest Conference Champions (SLC). During Guy's second season, the GCU Lopes finished ranked 4 in the final MCLA National Poll. They made it to the National Semifinals, while finishing with a final record of 12-5.
Before returning to GCU, Guy served as head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of Dallas for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In his two seasons as head coach of the NCAA Division III program, he helped the Crusaders set school records in scoring and the team’s cumulative GPA.
Guy has over 12 years of coaching experience. He is the owner and director of Accelerated Lacrosse, a company that offers skill development to youth and high school players in Arizona by offering travel select teams, clinics and camps. Guy is also the director of strength and conditioning for Club Sports at GCU. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Guy obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Management from the University of Delaware, while minoring in coaching science (2005). He earned a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University (2009).
Tate Linford enters his first year as the Grand Canyon University men’s lacrosse assistant coach. He comes to GCU after serving as an assistant coach at Pinnacle High School.
Linford was a four-year starting defenseman and a three-year captain at Grand Canyon University. In his senior season in 2015, Linford was an Honorable Mention All-American Defenseman. He was named to the Southwest Conference All-Tournament Team and the MCLA All-Tournament Team, while winning the MCLA National Championship.
Coach Linford graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine. Linford was also named a MCLA Scholar-Athlete.
Cody Petillo is in his first season as the Grand Canyon University men’s lacrosse assistant coach. Petillo comes to GCU from Hartwick College, where he was the Hawks third-leading scorer and served as team captain in 2016.
Petillo began his college lacrosse career at Rutgers University after a successful career at Sachem High School North in New York. At Sachem, he was a four-year varsity player, served as team captain his senior season, led his team in points and goals and earned All-Suffolk County honors.
Petillo has coached with various travel teams and lacrosse camps. He graduated from Hartwick College with a degree in business administration.