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Dave has spent the last 24 years working as a Volleyball College Coach, Student Minister and a Sports Chaplain. Dave has been thankfully married to Mandy DeRocher (from Franklin, TN) for 16 years and they have four children. Dave and Mandy have two sons (ages 14, and 9) and two girls (ages 13, and 11) who all love sports. As a college athlete Dave attended the University of Southern California (USC) and received a Marketing Degree in 1994. On the team he served as the opposite hitter for the 1989 through 1993 seasons. To stay in shape for the season he would play beach doubles both on the east coast as well as the west where he earned his ranking of AAA by the age of 21. In 1990 the USC team won the NCAA men's championship and were runners up in 1991. Starting as a walk on Dave proved his spot and earned an athletic scholarship. While he was attending USC Dave organized a mission volleyball trip to Peru and to Brazil with "Athletes in Action" and organized a big group of NCAA college athletes to attend.
Right now he is currently working on his graduate degree in Intercultural Studies at Asbury Seminary. His college coaching experience includes serving as an assistant coach for the George Mason University Men’s Team in 2006-07, and the Impact Volleyball Men’s Team. He also helped start a volleyball ministry where we held annual summer camps for 8 years. Dave's coaching philosophy centers around the phrase teamwork makes the dream work. He believes strongly that sports at all levels are perhaps the best place to build teamwork, character, confidence, and enthusiasm. Right now his greatest highlight is watching his two daughters follow his footsteps on the volleyball court and fall in love with the sport as he did.