David Lindberg just finished his eleventh full season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Fisher College. As a coach, he has worked to establish an up-tempo system built around “well rounded” players. Since arriving at Fisher College, Lindberg has guided the Falcons to four Sunrise Conference Championships, as well as back-to-back trips to the NAIA National Tournament. Lindberg began his college coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Fisher College before taking over the program halfway through the 2005-06 campaign.
During his ten plus years at the helm, he has led the Falcons to an overall record of 166-153 (.520). Lindberg has had the opportunity to coach three Sunrise Conference Most Valuable Players, eight First Team Sunrise Conference players, one AII First Team All-Conference player, one Second Team Sunrise Conference player, one American Mideast Second Team Player, two AII Second Team Players, two NAIA Academic All-Americans, one Sunrise Conference Rookie of the year and three NABC Honors Court recipients. In 2011-12, Fisher College also had the Nation’s Leader in Rebounding (Dennis Norford). Coach Lindberg has also had the pleasure of coaching seven 1,000 point scores in his time on the bench (Louis Williams, Mike Newcombe, Steven Perry, Stephen Rice, Casey Pursell, Dennis Norford and Tyler Shular).
Prior to coming to Fisher, Lindberg was a Media Relations intern with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. While in San Antonio, Lindberg also had the opportunity to coach in the Spurs Drug-Free Basketball League, a youth program for inner city teenagers. In the off season Coach Lindberg has had the opportunity to speak at Basketball Clinics throughout the northeast and his teams have taken part in the Nike Championship Basketball Clinics as on the floor demonstrators. During the off season Lindberg also takes part in a number of Talent Showcases throughout the East Coast. Beginning in the summer of 2014, Lindberg and his staff have conducted the FLS/Fisher College Basketball Camp. This past summer they hosted student-athletes from 10 different countries, as well as players from the North Shore area of Massachusetts. During the one month program, players focused on overall skill development and improvement.
Lindberg led the Falcons to back-to-back 20 win seasons (22 in 2008-09 and 25 in 2009-10). During the 2009-10 campaign the Falcons strung together a nation best 20 game winning streak. Coach Lindberg’s teams have put up some impressive stats over the years, finishing in the top five in the country in a number of category’s (2015-16: #1 in total Rebounds per game, #2 in the defensive rebounds per game, 2010-11: #1 in Turnover margin, #2 in total steals, #3 in offensive rebounds and #3 in steals. 2009-10: #2 in Turnover margin, #4 in 3-point FG percentage Defense, and #5 in total steals. 2008-09: #2 in 3-point FG percentage Defense, #2 in total Offensive Rebounds, #4 in total Steals, #5 in Steals per game, and #5 in Offensive Rebounds per game. 2007-08: #1 in Offensive Rebounds per game. 2006-07: #4 in Offensive Rebounds per game).
A native of Ellsworth, Maine, Lindberg has been around the game all of his life. His father, Bruce Lindberg, was a 4-time Maine State Coach of the Year. After a post-graduate year at New Hampton Prep, Lindberg attended Norwich University where he was a member of the basketball team. Lindberg earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in English Literature from Colby-Sawyer College. He earned a Masters of Education in Athletic Administration from Endicott College in May of 2011. Coach Lindberg also serves as the Associate Director of Admissions and resides on the North Shore of Massachusetts with his wife Tina and son Gavin.