Meet Your Instructor
Dave is a widely respected educator and coach with experience spanning over two decades at the collegiate level. As a third-generation educator, coach, and consultant with experience coaching at every NCAA level, in high school and with elite clubs, Dave brings deep experience in college counseling and admissions from every side of the planning desk.
Dave taught in the Center for Healthful Living at Oxford College of Emory University, was an academic advisor and faculty in the Physical Education program at Oakland City University, Program Coordinator for Sports Management at Culver-Stockton College, and the Coaching Minor Program Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. He taught Sports Management, Physical Education, General Education, History, English, Health and Wellness, and physical activity courses.
Administratively, Dave authored accreditation documents, program and practicum evaluations, and other administrative and compliance work in higher education. He also coached at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and Colorado State University – Pueblo.
Prior to his time in college, Dave was a high school coach and middle school teacher, specializing in Social Science and English as his undergraduate degree was in Asian Studies at the University of Michigan. He also earned a master’s degree from Frostburg State University (MD) in Education/Sports Management. Today, Dave lives with his wife Sharon and daughter Sydney in Tumwater, Washington.