David Tunnicliffe begins his collegiate coaching career just months after finishing his collegiate sailing career. Tunnicliffe was a leader and a captain of the Monarchs during his senior campaign and even as he still competed, he took on the role of part-time coach.
Tunnicliffe proved to be an accomplished sailor during his sailing career, yet had an even higher impact behind-the-scenes at Old Dominion. As a freshman, he finished 3rd at the Navy South Laser Open and took 2nd in A division at the Henry Luce Regatta. As a sophomore, he teamed with Charles Higgins and Thomas Lewin to take 3rd at the MAISA Sloops. He also finished 6th at the Navy Laser South Open and helped ODU take 4th at the Bob Bavier Team Race. As a junior and senior he was responsible for ODU's team racing events, including training some of the younger sailors for the competition.
He has been a sailing coach during the summer terms for much of his collegiate career and still sails competitively in J22's.
David graduated from Old Dominion with a degree in Management & Decision Science.