David Dennis is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Willamette University baseball team during the 2019 season. He works with the infielders and outfielders, and serves as the team's first base coach.
Dennis arrived at Willamette after completing a graduate assistant position at Corban University during the 2015-17 seasons. At Corban, he worked with the catchers, was the office manager, was in-charge of study hall, served as the camp director, and was an assistant coach on offense and defense for the Corban junior varsity team.
Prior to coming to Willamette, Dennis gained several years of experience as a player and a coach at various levels of baseball. He played collegiately at the College of Idaho from 2007-09. He earned his degree from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2012 with a degree in General Studies and an emphasis in Health Sciences. In 2017, he earned his MBA from Corban University.
Dennis recently coached the Storm Lake WhiteCaps, an expansion team in the Pioneer Collegiate Summer Baseball League. He led Storm Lake to a second place regular season finish and helped the Whitecaps win the PCSBL Championship.
He served as the vice president of the Reno Blue Devils Baseball Academy from 2010-13. He was a head coach for multiple teams with the Blue Devils, and was in charge of player development, scheduling, and travel. Dennis led his teams to multiple championships. He was chosen an All-Star Coach twice for Reno West Babe Ruth in Nevada. Also during his time in Nevada, he led multiple Babe Ruth Prep teams to League Championships and was selected as the All-Star manager in 2011 and 2012.
Prior to his head coaching experience in Nevada, he served as a head junior varsity coach and was in charge of summer baseball teams in 2009-10. In addition, he coached the Team USA 17-and-under squad in June of 2010 and was in charge of high school baseball players for the Team USA qualifying camp.