Dave is a graduate of Ambridge H.S. and Clarion State College. He competed in Basketball and Track and Field at Ambridge and Basketball at Clarion . Dave held the Ambridge High Jump record and was a member of the record setting 880yd relay team. Dave coached at Kittanning from 1972 till 1986 and Plum H.S. from 1986 to 1993. While at Kittanning he won 167 games, 2section titles and had 8 winning seasons. The 1981-82 team won 21 games. He was selected coach of the year by the Valley New Dispatch and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Dave also to coached in the Armstrong County All-Star Game and the Pittsburgh Round ball Classic. He is also well known for directing the Armstrong county basketball camp for 25 years.