David Proffitt got his start in volleyball, both as a player and later as a coach, in Sacramento. He played for the Cal State Sacramento men's club team for four years, winning a National Club Championship in 1997.
David made his coaching debut in 1995 at El Camino High School in Sacramento. Since then, he has coached at a number of clubs and high schools across California, highlighted by winning a State Championship with Santa Fe Christian in 2004.
At San Diego Mesa, he served as the assistant coach for the women's indoor and sand volleyball teams for three seasons.