Jeff is a founding member of the 805 Youth Lacrosse Association since its inception in 2015 and has been coaching youth sports on the Central Coast for over 20 years. He got his start in lacrosse while attending Whittier College in Los Angeles in 1983; after his collegiate career ended at Whittier, Jeff played on various post-collegiate men’s teams in West LA. A little-known fact is that Jeff was part of the world’s longest lacrosse game which played for 24 hours in 1984, and held a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. The record breaking game took place in LA while Jeff was attending Whitter against teams from UCLA and USC. Jeff is currently the head coach of the boys’ high school team and serving as the 805 board President.
Jeff is a computer solutions architect working on aerospace and military projects.
Marc has been involved with the game of lacrosse here on the Central Coast since his playing days at Cal Poly from 1989-1993. Marc was an All-Star midfielder for the Mustangs, and begin coaching at his alma mater in 1997. Over the course of the next twenty years, Marc developed Cal Poly into one of the elite collegiate club programs in the nation, guiding the Mustangs to five WCLL league championships and multiple trips to the MCLA National Championship tournament. Coach Lea was named the WCLL Coach of the Year in four different seasons, and in 2012 was awarded the national MCLA Coach of the Year. Marc stepped down from the head coaching position at Cal Poly after the 2015 season, and this year will be assisting with the 805 Lacrosse High School Team.
Pete Lee is a true legend of the game. He has helped grow the game of lacrosse wherever he’s gone, and has served as one of the leaders of the sport on the West Coast for the past five decades. Pete began his playing career at Ohio Wesleyan University in the mid 1960’s, where he played both midfield and attack for the Battling Bishops.
After his collegiate career, Pete moved to California in the mid-1970’s and has been involved with developing lacrosse in the Golden State ever since. He was the co-founder, coach, and player of the Sacramento Lacrosse Club and stayed involved with men’s lacrosse in Sacramento over the course of the next thirty years. In 2002, he began his work with Sacramento Valley youth lacrosse and was instrumental in developing the youth game in that area. He founded the Foothill High School boys lacrosse team in 2003 and continued to coach that team until his retirement from the Sacramento County Office of Education as a Deputy Superintendent in 2010.
David Bufo joined 805 Lacrosse during the 2017 season, and currently helps coach the boys San Luis Obispo team. David has been involved with the game of lacrosse for over forty years. He began his playing career at ten years old in New Jersey, and went on to play goalie at NCAA Division 1 Lafayette College from 1981-1985. After his collegiate playing career was over, David stayed on with Lafayette and served as an Assistant Coach for two seasons. David also coached high school lacrosse in Colorado at Arapahoe High School, and continued his playing career on the Brine Denver post-collegiate squad.
David is a professional geologist and lives in Los Osos, where he works for a local environmental and engineering consulting company.
Kevin grew up on the Central Coast, playing a wide variety of team sports from soccer to baseball throughout his youth and through his time at Atascadero High School. Kevin first got involved with the game of lacrosse in the Bay Area when his son picked up the game, and he began his lacrosse coaching career with the Walnut Creek Warriors Youth Lacrosse program from 2012-2014. Upon his return to the Central Coast, Kevin got involved with youth lacrosse in our area and has served as a coach and member of the 805 Lacrosse board of directors since 2015.
Kevin has obtained coaching certification from both US Lacrosse and the Positive Coaching Alliance, and he will utilize that knowledge as the primary coach for the North County team this season. Although Kevin didn’t have the opportunity to play lacrosse growing up in this area, he fell in love with the game instantly and explains the appeal of the game this way: “It epitomizes all of the aspects of sports in ONE game. Team play, fast paced, determination, size and speed are not that important and the fraternal community of the sport. I wish we had this sport out there when I was a kid.”
Tyler is in his second season as the head coach for the San Luis Obispo boys’ teams, and has been involved with youth lacrose on the Central Coast since 2014. Before moving to San Luis Obispo, Tyler was a star defenseman at Humboldt State University, earning WCLL All-Conference honors in his junior and senior seasons and was named to the MCLA national All-American squad as a senior in 2014.
Tyler was one of the main coaches in the first couple of youth lacrosse seasons in San Luis Obispo with the YMCA, and has been involved with 805 Lacrosse since our inception and also serves as a current board member. In his professional life, Tyler works as a counselor and has been with working with at-risk youth and their families since his graduation from Humboldt State in 2013.
Dave is the most recent addition to the 805 Lacrosse coaching crew, and he is glad to be joining us as one of the coaches for the SLO boys’ teams. Dave played lacrosse at UC Davis during the early 1990’s, and was one of the Aggies’ starting defensemen. After his collegiate playing career ended, Dave stayed on at UC Davis and served as one of their coaches for a year before moving to the Central Coast.
Dave has a lot of experience coaching youth sports here on the Central Coast, having coached youth soccer, baseball, and football in addition to lacrosse. Currently, he is an assistant coach for the varsity football team at San Luis Obispo High School. Dave has worked for the county for over twenty years and has two children currently in college.