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David LaSalata
David LaSalata
Title: Defensive Assistant
Email: lasalata@plu.edu

David LaSalata, a four-year letter winner for the Lutes, is in his ninth season as a member of the PLU coaching staff and coaches on the defensive side of the football after previously serving as the offensive line coach.

David, a Lutes center and team co-captain, capped his playing career in 2004 by being named to the all-conference second team as an offensive lineman. He was also a three-time ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District selection.

David earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science, pre-athletic training, coaching, sports psychology, and sports management in 2004 and his master's degree in education in 2006 from PLU. He teaches eighth grade science at Ford Middle School and also coaches wrestling at Fife High School.

David and his wife, Arielle, have a son, Vincent, and live in Parkland with their dogs Randi and Sebastian.