David Neff joined Carthage in 2007. He is the head coach of the men's lacrosse team and teaches courses in Carthage's Business Administration Department. He received a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois in 1995 and a master's degree in business administration, also from Illinois, in 1998.
A native of Waukegan, Ill., Mr. Neff served as the coach of the Benedictine University (Ill.) club team in 2007, as well as an assistant coach for Team Illinois in 2006 and 2007. From 2005 to 2006, he coached the club team at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Ill. Prior to that, he coached the club team at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill., from 2000 to 2004 and was named the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association "Coach of the Year" in 2002.
He was a member of the Illini club lacrosse team and a 1997 United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association all-star. He has been active in several Chicago-area summer camps, including Lacrosse America youth clinics. His father, John Neff, graduated from Carthage in 1963 and was a 1997 inductee into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.