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David Bass

Assistant AD for Sports Performance

In his 19th season at Wake Forest in 2022-23, David Bass is currently serving as the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance. 

Bass provides oversight to the Sports Performance and Sports Nutrition departments, along with developing and implementing the unit’s objectives to coincide with the Athletic Department’s vision of Developing Champions.

At Wake Forest, he works directly with, men's golf, men's soccer, men's cross country/middle distance, and Track and Field throwers. He has previously worked with baseball, football, women's basketball, women's golf, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's track and field.

Bass is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and holds the credential of MSCC (Master Strength and Conditioning Coach). He also holds certifications from the NSCA, Titleist Performance Institute, FMS, RPR, and USAW.

Bass joined the Demon Deacons from James Madison University where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years from 2002-04.

While at James Madison, Bass earned his Master's of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 2004.

A native of Ridgeway, Va., Bass received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical and Health Education from Concord University in 2001. While at Concord, Bass was a three-year starter on the Mountain Lion offensive line, earning all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons.

Bass and his wife, Janie, currently reside in Winston-Salem with their daughter Lillyan and son Thomas.