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Marc Lea

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 has taken over the head coaching responsibilities for the 805 Lacrosse boys' high school team.

Besides his involvement with Cal Poly Lacrosse, Marc has also been instrumental in developing youth lacrosse here on the Central Coast. He helped organize the first youth clinics in 2012 and has been on the 805 Lacrosse executive board since the organization’s inception. He is currently the Vice-President of the league.

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Peter Lee


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.

Upon his move to the Central Coast, Pete immediately became involved with youth lacrosse in this area. He has helped coach the Arroyo Grande boys’ team and has been involved with nearly every youth lacrosse activity that the league has developed. Pete is the past-president of 805 Lacrosse and a current board member. Pete is a true lacrosse enthusiast and continues to play in tournaments around the country annually as a member of the OWU Legends Team.

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David Bufo


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.

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Frank Giannico


Frank was born and raised in the southeast corner of NY and was introduced to the sport of lacrosse while I was in high school. I played both my junior and senior year as starting attack while being named co-captain for my senior season. I moved to Shell Beach in December of 2003 and have stayed on the central coast ever since. My pursuit of lacrosse here on the central coast started with a search of anyone willing to throw it around or play a possible pick up game which led me to the group that would eventually create 805 Youth Lacrosse. I started volunteering my time to youth lacrosse clinics held by Marc Lea with the assistance of Pete Lee

I have volunteered my time as a youth lacrosse coach in the 5 Cities from 2014 to 2016 during our league partnership with the YMCA. I have been participating with the 805 YLA since it’s inception both as a youth coach and board member serving as player equipment director.

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Catrina Hickman


Catrina started coaching the girl’s lacrosse team at 805 Lacrosse in 2017. She first became involved with lacrosse in the Bay Area playing for her high school’s varsity team. Going on to play in college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she was named a captain for two seasons, received WWLL league honors and attended the WCLA National Tournament twice with her team. After graduating, Catrina became the head coach of the Cal Poly women’s lacrosse team for two seasons, attending the National Tournament for both of those seasons. 

Passionate to help start youth lacrosse on the Central Coast, Catrina began coaching the YMCA girl’s lacrosse team before joining 805 Lacrosse and becoming a board member. Outside of lacrosse, she is an account manager at an online auction agency in San Luis Obispo, managing high-profile charity auctions on eBay.


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Dave Aguilar


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.

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Paul Mateo

Paul Mateo has been involved in lacrosse in a variety of ways. He played in high school in Santa Rosa, CA, and then under fellow 805 Lacrosse coach Marc Lea while attending college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After graduating in 2012, he moved to San Jose, CA, where he immediately started to explore opportunities to stay connected to the sport. In doing so he became a lacrosse official for youth and high school boys lacrosse, a role he held for seven years. In 2019, Paul and his wife moved back to the San Luis Obispo area, and a year later he joined the 805 Lacrosse coaching staff. Coaching has been a very rewarding experience, and he consistently looks forward to developing the skills of the players and spreading the wealth of the sport.

Paul works as a professional civil engineer for a local private consulting firm. He and his wife and their two dogs currently live in Atascadero.



Avi Feldman

Avi grew up in the Bay Area and began playing lacrosse in 8TH grade. She played at California High School in San Ramon, and then went on to a very successful career at Cal Poly playing from 2011 – 2015. She was a Mustang team MVP and team captain and was also named 1ST team All-League in both her junior and senior seasons.

Avi has been coaching our girls teams for several years, and she is looking forward to helping develop a thriving girls lacrosse program on the Central Coast. Avi currently works as a physical therapist in the SLO area.


 Phil Siems

Phil joined 805 Youth Lacrosse Association in 2021, assisting with the U11 team. From Northern California, he was introduced to the sport in high school and played middie for the Novato Lacrosse Club.

Pursuing lacrosse at the collegiate level, Phil was a member of the Cal Poly Men’s Lacrosse Team. During his tenure with the Mustangs, he played midfielder, served as defensive specialist on man down defense and contributed to a rebuilding team that competed in back-to-back WCLL championships.

A longtime resident of San Luis Obispo, Phil works for a full-service digital marketing agency, plays in the CCSoccer Men’s League and collaborates as a bassist for a couple local bands. In addition to encouraging up-and-coming athletes, 805 Lacrosse provides Phil with the opportunity to throw the ball around and share the love of the game with his son, Jake.


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