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Dave Knupfer

Head Coach  (2020-2021) Team

Coach Dave has been with Storm Lax since its inception in 2004 and has been coaching lax since 2000. The coach got his start with Genesee Lax and joined Lancaster Lax Assn (LLA) in 2003. Coach Dave has coached at every level; from U9 Instructional to High School Varsity.

Currently, Coach Dave is on the LLA Board of Directors, is Head Coach of the Storm 2019-20 Team and is the Akron HS, JV Head Coach.

The Coach Dave is proud of his past teams and players, many who have gone on to compete at all levels of College Lax.

The Coach Dave has a firm commitment to all Storm Players and Families. He believes to be successful: Storm Players must believe in the TEAM concept. His teams offer a unique "Family Style" experience and his Players & Families, truly experience a different team approach.


Tom Byrne - Assistant Coach/Defensive Coach (2020-2021 team)


Coach Tom’s association with Storm Lacrosse began in 2004 as a player on Coach Dave’s inaugural Storm team.  Coach Tom continued playing Storm Lacrosse throughout high school and became a coach with Storm from 2011-2015, assisting coach Dave’s U9 team.

After graduating from Lancaster High School in 2011, Tom continued his lacrosse career at DIII Utica College.  From 2011-2015 Tom played LSM at Utica, earning Empire 8 all-conference accolades from ’12-’15.  Coach Tom graduated from Utica College in 2015 with a bachelor’s Degree in Economic Crime Investigation and is currently completing his master’s Degree in Financial Crime and Compliance Management through Utica.

Currently, Coach Tom is an assistant coach for Depew Varsity lacrosse who entered its first year in Class C of Section VI in 2018, as well as sitting on the Board of Directors for the Depew Lacrosse Club.  Coach Tom is excited to return to Storm Lacrosse and will serve as defensive coordinator for the 2019-2020 team. 


Alex Reimer – Asst. Offensive Coach (2020-2021 team)

Andrew Reimer – Asst. Defensive Coach (2020-2021 team)

Andrew & Alex officially start their Coaching duties in our Summer Tourney session. Both players were Storm Captains and are highly respected throughout our team and WNY Lacrosse circles. They both are 2019’s and will be playing College lax in Sept. They are also “original” Storm players, being with our program 9 years, so they are well versed in the way we operate and will be super additions to the Coaching Staff.


Buffalo Storm Contact Information

Dave Knupfer
(716) 698-9753

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