Staff

Shane Rye – Director:

Shane Rye is the former President of the Palm Beach Storm and has been coaching at The Benjamin school since 2010. He guided Benjamin to an FHSAA State title game in 2014 and Semi-Final appearance in 2013. In addition, Benjamin was also IA State champions in 2010 and 2011. He won Lacrosse Coach of the Year honors in 2009 and was the offensive and defensive coordinator for Dwyer HS during their 2009 State IA Championship season. Shane is a certified trainer for US Lacrosse’s Coaches Education Program. He attended Belmont Abbey, where he was a two-time All Conference selection and a 1st Team All Tournament Selection. Shane is originally from Pennsylvania and worked as a lacrosse recruiter prior to coming to Florida.

Danny Loftus – Director:

Danny Loftus has been the Head Coach at Jupiter High School since 2009 and was a founding partner of the Blue Devil Elite organization. He won the 2012 South Florida Coach of the Year Award, leading the Warriors to a FHSAA Semi-Final appearance. In 2013 he was selected to coach the South Region team in the prestigious Under Armour Under Classmen Games. Danny was a 2x All-American Goalie at Duke University (2007 and 2008), ACC Tournament MVP, and All-ACC Honoree. He is a former MLL player, most recently playing for the Long Island Lizards.

Nick O’Hara – Director:

Nick O’Hara has been the defensive coordinator at Jupiter High School since 2009 and was also a founding partner of the Blue Devil Elite organization. He won the 2012 South Florida Assistant Coach of the Year Award, leading the Warriors to a FHSAA Semi-Final appearance. Nick was a 2x 1st Team All-American at Duke University (2007 and 2008), Academic All-American (2007), and All-ACC Honoree. He also won the 2008 William F. Schmeisser Award as the Division I National Defensemen of the Year. Nick is a former member of Team USA, NLL player, and MLL Champion with the Rochester Rattlers and Toronto Nationals. Nick currently plays for the Florida Launch of the MLL.

Tom Dean – Director:

deanTom Dean is an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Dwyer High School and has recently served as the Vice President of the PB Storm organization. He was offensive coordinator on the 2008 Palm Beach Gardens High School State Champion team. He is a chiropractor and owns Dean Wellness Center in Jupiter. Tom is currently president of PBGYAA lacrosse where his sons play in the recreational league. Tom played lacrosse at St. Johns University.

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