Dave was a standout lacrosse player at Sachem High School on Long Island. He was a member of a New York State Championship Team in 1993 and was a member of the All-Suffolk County Lacrosse Team in 1995. Dave continued his playing career as a four-year letter winner at the University of Massachusetts.
Dave has stayed integrally involved with lacrosse since graduating. He has coaching experience at the youth, high school, and collegiate level. His stops include being a Head Coach at Queen Anne High School, an Assistant Coach at Hamilton College and a Head Coach at Herkimer Community College in Upstate New York.