David Carl earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. After a brief professional football career, he worked in the health club/fitness industry. He then transitioned into helping high school student-athletes with their athletic and college recruiting. He is a 1983 graduate of St. John's Military Academy and received the Honored Athlete of the Year Award in 2008. He and his wife, Judy, were married in the Noble Victory Memorial Chapel in 1997.