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Jeff Deskins

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 discovered 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 unknown 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 coaching the boys’ high school team and serving as the 805 board President.

Jeff is a Chief Technologist & Solutions Architect working on aerospace and military projects.

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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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Burke Kascha-Hare

Burke coaches our North County players. He has played lacrosse since he was 6 years old near Baltimore, MD and continued to play for another 30 years. Following his time playing NCAA Div 1 at Army (West Point), he played in the German national men's club league and eventually various men's recreational clubs in Arizona. 

His oldest son has played lacrosse with 805 Lax for the past four years, and now his youngest daughter is giving it a try. Burke has enjoyed sharing his love of the game with the 805 Lax family and joined the Board in 2018. He works in the solar energy industry which requires some work travel, but always to sunny destinations.

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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