David Menzies joined the Penn State Altoona men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant prior to the 2017-18 season.
Menzies was a four-year player and one-year starter for the boys basketball team at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport. He was a member of the team that won the WPIAL District 7 championship and PIAA state championship in 2007-08. Menzies also played for the WPIAL District 7 runner-up team in 2008-09, and he was voted to the Daily News Fab 15 that same year.
Menzies continued his basketball career at the collegiate level, playing forward at Point Park University from 2009-12 before playing the 2012-13 season at Penn State Greater Allegheny as a forward/center. Menzies graduated from Penn State Greater Allegheny in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication, and he went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2016.
Menzies started his coaching career at Penn State Greater Allegheny, working as a volunteer assistant with the men's basketball team during the 2013-14 season. His duties included player management/development and assisting in running practices. In the 2014-15 season, Menzies was promoted to the role of assistant men's basketball coach at Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Prior to the 2015-16 season, Menzies took a job as an assistant men's basketball coach at California University of Pennsylvania. His duties that year included helping to run practices, player management/development, scouting, and film analysis. After that year, Menzies took a position as assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. In that job during 2016-17, he helped run team practices, recruited, scouted, conducted film analysis, helped with player management/development, and helped coordinate travel arrangements. That season, Menzies helped the Pitt-Bradford men's basketball team achieve a berth into the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament.
In the offseason, Menzies coaches for the Basketball Stars of America (BSA) AAU program in Pittsburgh, where he coaches children ages 9-14 and assists in the running of the BSA children's basketball camps. He also conducts group and individual basketball workouts on the side, and he has remained involved in the California University of Pennsylvania's children's summer basketball camp for the past three years.