Named Head Coach of Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving April 26, 2019
2010 graduate of Luther College
Prior to taking over as head coach he was the associate director of development at the University of Chicago since 2017
He served as head assistant men's and women's swimming coach at Illinois Institute of Technology from 2015-2018
He began his career as an elementary teacher at Mid-Prairie Community School District, Kalona, Iowa; Nevada Community School District, Nevada, Iowa; and Verona Area School District, Verona, Wis.
During this time he also coached state championship teams, individual state champions and Olympic trials qualifiers at the Iowa Flyers Swin Club, Iowa City, Iowa (2010-13) and the Ames Cyclones Aquatic Club, Ames, Iowa (2013-14).
While at Luther he was a member of four Iowa Conference championship teams and three Liberal Arts Championship teams.
He swam on four different relays that claimed five Liberal Arts Championships and seven Iowa Conference titles.
He was also crowned an Iowa Conference Champion in the 200 backstroke.
1964 JD Degree, School of Law, Valparaiso University
The 2019-20 campaign will be Dave's 22nd year as diving coach at Luther College.
Named Iowa Conference Diving Coach of the Year in 2007
Named Liberal Arts Championship Diving Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014
Has coached seven Norse divers who captured 14 Iowa Conference one-meter championships; six divers who captured 11 Iowa Conference three-meter titles; five divers who claimed 14 Liberal Arts championships; four divers who have qualified for NCAA III Regional competition; and eight divers who have posted NCAA III national qualifying standards in both 1-meter and 3-meter events
Since 1958 he has been the Head Diving Coach at Vinton Aquatic Club. During his tenure, he has coached three divers who qualified and participated in USA Diving National Jr. Championships. Has also coached eight divers who qualified and participated in USA Diving National West Jr. Spring Championships, as well as numerous divers who have placed and won regional championships
While coaching at Porter County YMCA, Valparaiso, Ind., he coached one national champion in Y National Meet held in Iowa City
From 1981-87 served as diving coach at Washington High School, Vinton, Iowa