Dave Cowen has celebrated 37 years in public education and enjoyed being a special education teacher, department chair, coach, director of athletics, as well as various administrative positions that include being the Principal of John F. Kennedy High School in La Palma and Assistant Superintendent of Anaheim Union High School District.
One of Dave's most memorable periods was serving as coach and athletic director for Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California from 1980 to 1998. Woodbridge HS was honored as having the "Best Overall Athletic Program" in California in 1987 and 1997 under his leadership.
Dave has had the great opportunity to coach the Orange County High School "All-Star" teams in both football and baseball. He has also served as the President of the Orange County Athletic Directors Association from 1994 to 1996. Dave was the State CIF Regional Director for the California State Basketball Championships, as well as the CIF-Southern Section Director for the Diving Championships during the 1990's. He has also served on various CIF committees and supervised the athletic activities and intramural programs at 22 district junior high and high schools in Anaheim Union High School District.
In his spare time, Dave teaches courses (MCAA 510 and 560) in the Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration program at Concordia University in Irvine, California. Dave currently resides in Tustin, California, with his wife Linda. He enjoys golf, snorkeling, travel, and spending time with his two grandchildren, Brooklyn and Zain.
- Number of Years in MCAA: 6 years
- Number of Years in Athletics/Administration: 41 years