David is the author of the forthcoming book,\"When Life Throws You Curves,Keep Swinging for the Fences\".He is an inspirational speaker with a truly unique story of overcoming hardship, living life to the fullest and motivating young men and women to achieve their full potential in sports and in life.
As a baseball coach in the collegiate and high school ranks for 29 years, David earned 470 victories – despite the fact that he walks on two prosthetic legs and never played the game of baseball himself. David also coached as an assistant football coach for eight years, girls weightlifting for seven years, girls basketball three years and boys cross country for three years.
His story inspires others to overcome obstacles in their own lives and achieve their own success.
He is a former head coach of Campbellsville University in Kentucky, where he led the team to a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in 1987 -- the first baseball conference championship in the history of the school.
David has had 10 district champion teams, eight district runner-up teams, two state final four teams, and one state runner-up team. He was a 10-time coach of the year recipient in various divisions.
He has also coached baseball in Holland, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, Australia, Puerto Rico, Italy, Curacao, and Hawaii. David has worked as an associate scout for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays.
Areas of expertise: Athletic/Coaching, Leadership,Education,Fundraising,Inspiration, and Motivation
David, who recently retired from coaching, lives in Louisiana with his wife, Susan, and their three children.
(link removed) to read a feature story about David in the St. Petersburg Times.