Rival Lacrosse Senior Directors

Jon Lantzy

Coach Lantzy just completed his 10th year as the Head Coach at Durham Academy. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Jon attended Michigan State University and was a four-year starter for the Spartans in lacrosse. A 1991 graduate of MSU, Lantzy closed his career ranking 14th on the Spartan all-time scoring list and was a four-time all-league choice. Jon helped Michigan State to a pair of national tournament berths in 1989 and 1991 and was honored as one of 25 players named to the All-Time Spartan varsity lacrosse team Jon went on to play professional lacrosse in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the Detroit Turbos and the Buffalo Bandits. He played with the Turbo' during the 1991-92 and 1993-94 seasons and helped the Bandits to an undefeated season and the world championship in 1992-93.

Upon completion of his playing career, Lantzy pursued a coaching career at Canisius College where he served as an assistant coach for five seasons. Jon then went on to become the Head Coach at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C., from 1998-01. While at St. Andrews, he coached three USILA All-America selections and 17 All-Deep South Conference picks and led the Knights to Top 10 national rankings in three of his four seasons at SAPC.

Coach Lantzy assisted in all aspects of the Duke University lacrosse program with direct responsibilities working with the defensive unit, midfielders, face-off personnel and goalies. Coaching Lantzy helped guide the Blue Devils to a #2 national ranking and a berth in the 2005 NCAA Championship game falling to Johns Hopkins 9-8. In 2002 the Blue Devil's captured their third ACC championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship Tournament. At Durham Academy Coach Lantzy has compiled a 100-78 career record, while leading the Cavaliers to five (5) TISAC league championships and two (2) NCISAA state runner-up finishes. He has also mentored three US Lacrosse HS All-Americans and three US Lacrosse Academic All-Americans.

He is also the author of "Building a championship Goaltender" a DVD produced by Championship Productions. While at Duke Lantzy was the co-director of the Duke Evening Lacrosse Camp and helped direct the Duke Lacrosse Overnight Camp and the Duke Tournament of Champions Team Camp.

Lantzy, 47, is married to the former Suzanne Row of Marion, Ohio, and the couple has one daughter, fifteen-year old Katherine

Chad Watson

Chad Watson is currently the President of the Great Atlantic Lacrosse Company . He grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA where he attended the Perkiomen School and played for his father Reid. Chad lead his High School team to the PA North Eastern State Championship as midfielder and holds the distinction of scoring at least one goal in 52 consecutive games over a three-year period. He was a three-year All-league and two-year All-State selection. In 1997 Chad was inducted into Perkiomen's Athletic Ring of Honor along with his father. Chad attended the University of North Carolina and was a member of the 1986 National Championship team and the 1989 ACC Championship squad. After graduating in 1989, Chad went to work with Sports Endeavors Inc. in Durham. After serving in many roles at SEI, in 1994 Chad went on to cement his own legacy in the Sporting goods industry as Founder and President of the Great Atlantic Lacrosse Company . He served on the NC-Chapter of US Lacrosse from 1997 - 2001. Chad currently serves on the US Lacrosse Industry council, and is an advisory Board Member for Major League Lacrosse. In his spare time Chad is the Director of Riptide Lacrosse Camps. He is married to Kathryn and has three children Tanner, McCabe and Wade.

Chip Mayer

Chip hails from the prestigious lacrosse powerhouse of Ward Melville High School on Long Island, where he graduated from in 1986 after earning High School All-American honors. He moved on to play at the University of North Carolina, where he graduated in 1990 after being named to the All-American and All-ACC teams. He then served as an assistant coach at UNC from 1990-1994, helping guide the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Men's Div. I National Championship. In 1994 he Co- founded the Great Atlantic Lacrosse Company in Chapel Hill, NC helping it to become the largest mail order lacrosse supplier in the US. From 1996-1998 Chip was the head coach at Chapel Hill High School where he coached the Tigers to North Carolina public school state championship in 1997. In 1998 he accepted a job as the Southeastern Sales Representative for Brine Inc. He now manages the entire Southeast in his current position for Warrior and Brine Lacrosse. Chip was one of the founding fathers of the Triangle Area Lacrosse League (TALL) in 1998, and served as the executive director for two years. He is Co-founder of Rival Lacrosse Inc. which has established boys and girls youth lacrosse programs in Wake Forest, Cary, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill North Carolina. In January of 2013 Chip took on a new role within the Fusion organization as the Director of TSL-Cannons Travel programs. Currently, he shares in duties as Co-Director of Rival Youth Lacrosse. He married Kerry Ellen Byrne in 1999, and they have three girls: Abigail, Elisabeth and Grace. The Mayer family lives in Durham.