Dave Springer
Dave Springer
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 717-948-6798
Dave Springer joins the Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season. Springer spent 25 years coaching men’s basketball in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) at Shippensburg University, California University, and Millersville University. He will assist Head Coach Don Friday in practices, scouting, and recruiting. 

For the last 12 years, Springer served as the head coach at Shippensburg University. Springer recruited and graduated the winningest senior class in school history and revitalized the program into a PSAC Championship contender. In 2005-06, Springer produced his most successful team, as it won a Shippensburg record 24 games, captured the PSAC Western Division title with an 11-1 conference mark and was a runner-up in the PSAC Championship. Springer was named PSAC Western Division Coach of the Year for the 2006 season.

Springer served as the interim head coach at Millersville University during the 1996-97 and led them to an 11-15 record.
   Among his accomplishments with the Marauders was the work he devoted to the Millersville department of athletics in its effort to organize an academic support program for the team. On the court, Millersville was in the hunt for a PSAC playoff berth until the last week of the season, winning eight of its last 13 games.


Springer spent 12 years as an assistant in the PSAC working for veteran Shippensburg head coach Rodger Goodling for 11 seasons. Springer joined the Shippensburg coaching staff as a graduate assistant at the start of the 1988-89 academic year and he was promoted to full-time assistant coach the following year. He was on the staff in 1991 when Shippensburg won the PSAC championship and he assisted in the team’s drive to the PSAC West title in 1989. In 2000-01, Springer served as an assistant coach with California University under head coach Bill Brown.


Springer began his coaching career in 1985 as an assistant at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine. He became the head coach in 1986 and served two years before moving on to Shippensburg to pursue a master’s degree. During his three years at Bridgton, his teams compiled a record of 38-30.


Springer spent seven summers coaching with Planet Basketball and The Hoop Camp. He has taken eight teams to Venezuela, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad-Tobago and Canada. He organized four basketball tours of Canada for the Shippensburg University men’s team. Springer serves on the International Basketball Coaches Committee for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).


A 1984 graduate of Ohio University, Springer holds a degree in business. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and played basketball at Northridge High School, graduating in 1978. Springer earned his master’s degree from Shippensburg in communications studies in the fall of 1991. Springer, along with his wife Jackie and son Austin, live in Shippensburg.