Dave Bauer brings more than 40 years of coaching experience to PNY Sports Arena. Coach Dave grew up in Lancaster Pennsylvania, and played youth hockey in the Lancaster, Hershey area.. After High School, he played and coached at Millersville University. In 1995, he founded and operated the Central Penn Panthers Tier 1 youth program. In 1996, he coached their Junior Team to the 2nd place finish in the USA Hockey National Championship.

Coach Dave then moved into the collegiate level. He has over 7 years of collegiate coaching experience, including coaching at University of Maine and Penn State University. During his tenure as an Assistant Coach at University of Maine, the Black Bears won the 2000 Hockey East tournament, advancing to the Frozen Four, before falling to the University of North Dakota. After University of Maine, he moved onto coach at Penn State University, where they captured the 2001 ACHA National Championship.

Coach Dave founded The Dave Bauer Hockey Training Center, where he spent the last 10 years, training players, in an individualized environment. His training focused on personalized skill development. His clientele includes players from over 30 regional rinks, throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland.