To all softballers throughout Australia David has always been known as Charlie, he began Coaching softball for his Sutherland Shire Softball Association 1983/4, his daughter Shenelle was invited to play softball, who later wanted to learn how to Pitch. Having pitched and played in NZ, she became his first student who quickly excelled as a pitcher and went on to represent Sutherland, NSW and Australia.
Selected as Assistant Coach of 1996 Australian Open Women first Olympic Team that went on to win Australia first ever Olympic softball medal. (Bronze).
Represented NSW as Head Coach and Battery Coach for the NSW’s U16 Men, NSW U19 Ladies, NSW Open Men and Women.
He has represented NSW Softball at (17) Nationals since 1992 – 2014, winning (9) Nationals, (5) times runner up and (2) times in 3rdplace.
Charlies Coaching of Pitchers and Catchers quickly caught the attention of Barry Blanchard who recommended to Carol Peel to invite Charlie to become a NSW Pitching Coach. He was selected as an Assistant Coach to Coach Pitchers and Catchers who missed selection for the NSW Representative U16 Ladies team, this became the NSW U16 Ladies Developments Squad who trained under specialised NSW Coaches.
In 1987 Softball Australia sought to utilise and share Charlie's knowledge and experience of windmill pitching and catching, they sent him to Tasmania, Victoria, Darwin, South Australia and Queensland to teach both players and Coaches the fundamentals of Pitching and Catching.
As the NSW representative for Wagga Wagga Softball Academy in 1991 directed by Head Coach Bob Murphy Charlie assisted in the development of their softball program which produced several players selected in NSW State and Australian teams.
Nominated in 2017 by his local club Arrows for the “Best Coach – Clubbies Award” which was shortlisted to Charlie and David Webb from QLD. Charles was named “Best Coach” for Clubbies Award 2017.
Presented 2017 with his Distinguished Long Service Award by the Minister of Sport, the Hon. Stuart Ayres MPat NSW Parliament House.