Director of Youth Development & Head Coach: Cody Trella
Cody’s passion for lacrosse began at age 10 in his hometown of Chandler Arizona. He began his playing experience as a goalie, but by the time he graduated high school he had played almost every position as he played various roles through the midfield. By his junior and senior year Cody was a captain of the Lacrosse team at Chandler High School, as well as a captain of a non-profit travel lacrosse organization called Brady’s Bunch.
After high school Cody attended Lindenwood University in Belleville, IL where he was part of pioneering a brand new lacrosse program. Cody was selected as a team captain all four years he played at Lindenwood. While playing at Lindenwood Cody earned many honors including Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference offensive player of the year, and NAIA Independent Conference player of the year. He also received All-Conference and All-American honors in each season he competed at the collegiate level. Throughout his college career Cody volunteered his time to help coach both his former high school as well as his former club team.
Starting his lacrosse career as a goalie and ending as an attackman Cody has competed at every position on a lacrosse field. Cody looks to share both his passion and knowledge for the game of lacrosse to help young individuals take their game to the next level.
Cody was a Regional Director for True Lacrosse for almost two years. True Lacrosse is the largest and one of the most competive travel lacrosse organizations in the country. In addition, he coached Brady's Bunch Lacrosse for over 5 years. Brady's Bunch is a non-profit organization who's mission is to raise awareness of children's cancer through lacrosse, hence "Play For Someone Else" which inspires, motivates, and supports participants to achieve success both on and off the field.
4x Team Captain
4x 1st Team All Conference
4x MCLA All- American
2x Conference Player of the Year
214 collegiate points (116 goals, 98 assists)
Averaged over 4 points per game
Youth Coach: Jeff Hebert
Jeff was raised in Phoenix Arizona. He started playing both indoor and outdoor lacrosse in 6th grade with defense as his main position with a little goalie as well. He attended Saguaro High School where he played defense for both Junior Varsity and Varsity and graduated in 2009. During college he was an assistant coach for the Glendale Vipers defense at the Junior High level. Jeff graduated college in 2013 with a degree in Food Industry Management from ASU and currently works for Modernize Wealth as the Administration and Relationship Manager. Jeff and his wife Andrea live in Chandler with their two dogs. From the first time he coached lacrosse, Jeff has had a passion for coaching and looks forward to this opportunity with Chandler Lacrosse.
Youth Coach: Joe Preston
Joe was born in Portland, Oregon and moved to Chandler, Arizona in 1992. He played for Chandler Lacrosse under Coach Dave Henning throughout his entire high school career. In 2004, his senior year, Joe was part of the Arizona All Star team. Joe coached at the High School level but now would like to focus on the youth teams to ensure that players learn the fundamentals of the sport, grow their skill level, and have fun! He feels very fortunate to have been coached by Henning, Laflam, and Pastore and wants to continue to pay it forward. Joe works at MicroAge as an Account Executive. When he is not working, his spare time has been dedicated to his family and children.
Youth Coach: Gene Lower