BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado men’s lacrosse team is thrilled to announce the hiring Guy Cerasoli as the newest head coach for the Buffaloes.
Cerasoli will be following in the footsteps of John Galvin, who led the program for 17 seasons, which included a record of 132-51 in his final 12 seasons, 14 national tournament appearances, and a National Championship in 2014.
Cerasoli, a Colorado native, has been coaching in the state for over a decade at the high school and collegiate level.
Cerasoli’s coaching career began in 1995 as the offensive coordinator for Whittier College (NCAA D-III). After his time at Whittier, Cerasoli worked with many Colorado high school teams before being named head coach at Arapahoe High School.
At Arapahoe, Cerasoli ran the program from top to bottom managing as many as 110-135 athletes annually until 2015. During his time with Arapahoe, Cerasoli brought home three 5A State Championships (2009, 2012, 2013), was named “Denver Post Coach of the Year” three times (2009, 2012, 2013), and grew the program to five teams.
Cerasoli coached several high profile collegiate and professional players including Eric Law (PLL Atlas LC, MLL Denver Outlaws and University of Denver); Jack Bobzien (University of Denver) and Zach Runberg (University of Denver; Denver Outlaws).
Most recently, Cerasoli coached at the MCLA level at the University of Colorado Denver. As the offensive coordinator and head coach, Cerasoli led the Lynx to back-to-back first-place finishes in the RMLC Division II south subdivision in 2018 and 2019.
Cerasoli earned his bachelor’s degree in Psycho-Biology from Whittier College in 1994 where he served as the captain for the Poets’ lacrosse and soccer teams. Additionally, Cerasoli attended graduate school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Daniels College.