David Cabral grew up a native San Diegan and grew up playing soccer, developing a love for the sport. He was a three sport all-league athlete graduating from Santa Fe Christian. He decided to kick on the football team at Wheaton College rather than pursue soccer in college.
He started his coaching career as the Varsity coach at Santa Fe Christian for three years. He later became the founding coach of the Maranatha Christian boys soccer program and is in his 11th year as head coach of the program.