Jon Lantzy, a former professional indoor player with head coaching experience on the college level, is in his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Duke men’s lacrosse program.
Lantzy served as 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.
Prior to his four-year stint at St. Andrews, Lantzy was an assistant coach at Canisius College for five seasons.
A 1991 graduate of Michigan State University, Lantzy was a four-year starter for the Spartans in lacrosse. He closed his career ranking 14th on the Spartan all-time scoring list and was a four-time all-league choice. Lantzy 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.
Lantzy, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., also played professional lacrosse in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the Detroit Turbos and the Buffalo Bandits. Lantzy was with the Turbos during the 1991-92 and 1993-94 seasons and helped the Bandits to an undefeated season and the world championship in 1992-93.
Lantzy, 36, is married to the former Suzanne Row of Marion, Ohio, and the couple has one daughter, Katherine, born June 11, 2002.