David Sanford joined D.C. United full-time in 2013 as U12 Head Coach and Operations Coordinator after spending two years as an assistant coach at the Catholic University of America (CUA). Prior to his experience at CUA, he served at D.C. United as an assistant coach with the U-18 and U-15 teams. He has also been involved with the club's camps and training programs since 2007. Sanford is originally from Fredericksburg, VA. He attended and played college soccer at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. During college, Sanford also competed in the PDL for the Fredericksburg Gunners. After his playing career, Sanford began coaching and recently obtained his USSF B coaching license. Sanford lives in Alexandria, VA.