Ayla Guzzardo

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Southeastern Louisiana University


2017 – Present: Head Coach, Southeastern Louisiana University

2016 – 2017: Assistant Coach, Southeastern Louisiana University

2014 – 2015: Assistant Coach, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

2010 – 2014: Assistant Coach, University of Akron

2008 – 2010: Player, University of Akron

2006 – 2008: Player, Shelton State Community College


2012: University of Akron, Masters, Sports Science and Coaching

2010: University of Akron, Bachelors, Business Organization


Hometown: Hammond, LA

Family: Cameron, Madden, Lumen (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Division I Wins

Winning Seasons (3)
2022-23, 2021-22, 2020-21

Conference Coach of the Year (1)
2022-23 SLC

Conference Regular Season Championships (1)
2022-23 SLC

Conference Tournament Championships (1)
2022-23 SLC

Has led Southeastern Louisiana to 77 overall wins and three winning seasons – rebuilt a program that only had one winning season in the 21 previous seasons and only two winning Southland Conference seasons in program history

The 2022-23 Southland Conference Coach of the Year, led Southeastern Louisiana to the program’s second-most single season wins (t-21) in the program’s Division I history (most in 28 seasons), as well as the most Southland Conference wins (14), first Southland Conference Tournament Championship, and first NCAA Tournament berth in program history

In 2021-22, led Southeastern Louisiana to the most single-season wins (16) and consecutive winning seasons for the first time in 26 seasons, as well as the second most Southland Conference wins (t-10) in program history

In 2020-21, even with the shortened season, led Southeastern Louisiana to the program’s most single-season (11) wins in 12 seasons and second-most Southland Conference wins (10) in program history

Southeastern Louisiana’s scoring defense finished ranked 18th nationally in 2022-23

As Southeastern Louisiana’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached 11 Southland All-Conference Team selections, as well as one Rookie of the Year

From 2010-14, assisted Akron to a 74-54 (.578) overall and 39-27 (.591) MAC record, including one MAC Conference Tournament Championship and two post-season berths (1 NCAA – first in program history)

As a student-athlete at Akron, holds the record for fifth most assists in a single season and graduated as the ninth all time leader in assists in program history

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