In this fascinating interview, Dave outlines the vision he brought to Guelph ten years ago to begin a University and Club program that could work in partnership to develop international class athletes. Many people thought Dave was dreaming, but his results now prove otherwise. So, how did he do it? Besides a dedication to the “science” of coaching and the development of a sound training philosophy, Dave was able to establish a strong culture of success, trust and communication through his well-thought out vision of leadership. As a result, he was able to foster a number of positive and productive relationships, not just with his athletes, but with administrators, sponsors and members of the Guelph community. For coaches looking for advice and inspiration on how to build a program and lead effectively, this interview offers example after example of how to do just that.