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.
Concussion Awareness Certificate
Youth Coach: Gene Lower
Gene Lower was the leading goal scorer at Boy’s Latin High School in Maryland in 1992. He continued to play in college for the University of Maryland. After college Gene was the assistant offense coach at Cape Henelopen High School. Later he became the head coach for the University of Arizona Women’s Club Lacrosse. In addition to lacrosse, Gene was the head coach for both the Chandler Pop Warner and Flag Football teams. Recently Gene was the assistant coach for our east valley Misfits Box lacrosse team. He is really excited to be apart of the new Chandler Lacrosse Dogs youth program. Great things are about to happen!
High School Accolades/Achievements
Four year lacrosse letterman
Three year football letterman
Two year basketball letterman
Captain both football and basketball teams
Lacrosse second team all-Metro selection as the team’s leading scorer 1992
MVP football team and county all-star selection 1991
NFL scholar athlete 1991
Voted best school athlete 1989-91
Award winner for leadership and dedication 1990
Winner of the alumni award for leadership and character 1992
Member of the National Honor Society
Concussion Awareness Certificate