Coaching at WAVE only since 2016, David is no stranger to club volleyball. David has been coaching boys and girls club volleyball for over 30 years in both Northern and Southern California. Originally born in San Francisco, David played college volleyball at George Mason University and then transferred to UC Davis to finish his playing career.
After his playing career, David found his passion for coaching and continued to coach the UC Davis Men’s team for 3 years after he finished playing. After two season’s assisting with the women’s team at Sacramento State University, David spent 4 months with the USA Women’s National Team, helping them qualify for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. From 1999-01, he was lucky to find himself coaching the Stanford University Women’s Volleyball team, helping lead them to a 2001 National Championship win over Long Beach State played here in San Diego. David spent the next 9 years at University of the Pacific working as both an assistant and head coach for the women’s team.
Since his move to San Diego in 2010, David has coached boys and girls teams all over North County. HIs boys teams have never finished never finished lower than 12th in the Open Division at JO’s, including a double qualification and 2nd place finish at the SCVA Boys Classic in 2013. Coaching a variety of different age groups on the girls' side from 15s to 18s, his teams have always qualified for JOs and this past year his 18s team qualified in 3 different divisions. A recent assistant coach at LCC with Rachel Morris for the past two years, he has helped that team reach the finals of CIF in the Southern Section. Currently David has recently been named as the Head Coach at MiraCosta College for both indoor and outdoor.
David and his wife, Kristy, live in Encinitas with their two children, Riley and James. David also works at The Army and Navy Academy as the assistant director of recreation.
David coaching style is upbeat, positive, and full of constant feedback. The goal is to provide his players with an idea of what practices are like playing in college, by making them think for themselves, and making them accountable to themselves and each other. David really focuses on the team aspect, and his players really respond to his style.
2 time US Olympic Festival Participant
Over 12 years as a Division I college coach
2001 NCAA National Championship Assistant Coach
Coached two NCAA National Player’s of the Year; Logan Tom, Ogonna Nnamani
Coached Olympic Team Members
Coached over 15 NCAA All-Americans
Recruited and sent over 40 players on play in college