David Birch brings an incredible level of experience to Pursuit Basketball Academy. A highly decorated high school player at Olathe East, David went on to have a record-breaking career at Ottawa University. David still holds six OU records including points in a career with 2,258. He is the only player in OU history to score over 2,000 points. Since college, David has played for several professional teams around the world, most recently as the Player-Coach for the Washington Generals on the Harlem Globetrotter tours from 2013-2015.
David has worked with players from elementary school through the professional ranks in several capacities. He has coached players from all levels from elementary school through professional. David has worked with players all over the world in skill groups, team settings and camp environments.
David Graduated from Ottawa University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Physical Education. He then went on to earn a Master’s in Education with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and development, also from Ottawa University. David currently resides in Olathe, KS.
- 2005 Graduate of Olathe East High School - Honor Roll student - Honorable Mention All-State Class 6A - 1st-Team All-Olathe - 2005 City of Olathe Leading Scorer
- 4x All-Conference Selection - 2x 1st-Team All Conference (KCAC) - 2008 Conference Player of the Year - 2008 & 2009 3rd Team NAIA All American - 2008 & 2009 NAIA National Tournament Sweet 16 - 2008 Ottawa University record for wins in a season - Ottawa University All-Time Leading Scorer 2,258 career points - Only Player in Ottawa University history in 2,000 point club - Holder of 6 School Records at Ottawa University - 2009 KCAC All Academic Team - Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education & Physical Education from Ottawa University - 3.5 Undergraduate GPA - MBA in Education with a focus on Curriculum, Instruction, & Development - 3.9 Graduate GPA from Ottawa University
- 2009-2010 member of Oregon Waves in IBL - 2010 IBL USA All-Star - 2010-2015 member of Washington Generals on the Harlem Globetrotters World Tour - 2013-2015 Washington Generals Player Coach - 2014 Eurobasket Summer League All-Star - Traveled to and played basketball in 49 states, 38 countries, and 6 continents