There his responsibilities included directing the recreational program, implementing fundraising events for the travel, player development and recreational programs, securing corporate sponsorships, coaching select Magic & Mystx teams, and assisting Dave Amsler in the travel program.
Dave has been a professional soccer teacher for 40 years.
was one of the first 50 coaches to earn the USSF "A" coaching license -- American soccer's
Dave has been the Director of Coaching for FC Richmond since 1985.
FC Richmond's 1,500-member youth soccer organization offers programs for recreation, player development, and travel soccer players, including the Magic and Mystx travel teams.
In 1976 Dave founded the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club and continued as its director until 1985 when he founded FC Richmond Magic.
was active in both the boys and girls Olympic Development Programs for 20 years as a Region I staff coach and a Virginia State team coach.
Dave served as Director of the JCP State Coaching School for 10 years and has been a frequent lecturer for youth soccer coaches in the South.
Dave was also Co-Director of the Randolph Macon Soccer Camp for eight years and was a high school soccer coach for three years.
While attending Campbell College in North Carolina, Dave was voted team MVP all four years, was a 3-time All-South All-American and was inducted into the Campbell University College Hall of Fame in October 2000.
As a soccer player and coach, Dave has traveled to twenty-nine (29) different countries.
Four Hundred and Four (404) former players in his
programs have played in 98 different US colleges and universities.
Over the years, Dave and his staff has coached and participated in the development of fifteen (15) National Team players; several college, high school, and Parade All-Americans; twenty (20) professional players; three (3) professional-level coaches; and the only current FIFA-licensed referee in the State of Virginia.
Dave earned his B.S. in Health and Physical Education while attending Campbell College.
is married and has three children, four stepchildren and three grandchildren.