Midlick comes to Tennessee State from Ohio Valley Conference opponent Austin Peay where he spent three seasons as an assistant for the men's basketball program. While at Austin Peay, Midlick was responsible for evaluation and recruitment of potential student-athletes, preparing scouting reports, video preparation and exchange.
Midlick was also responsible for on floor coaching of guards (2003 - 06) and post players (2004 - 05), producing All-OVC Tournament, second, and third team selections.
During his time at Austin Peay, Midlick helped the team to a second place finish in the 2005 Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
In 2003-04 Austin Peay won the OVC regular season championship and participated in the National Invitational Tournament.
Prior to his stint at Austin Peay, Midlick was the head coach of the varsity boys' team at Washington High School in Greenville, Mississippi from 1999 to 2003 and 1994 to 1997. He coached the varsity girls' team from 1999 to 2002.
Before Midlick took over the team, the program had won only one game in the previous season and six in two years. Midlick produced a six-year record of 90-77 and received two North AAA Coach of the Year Awards.
While coaching the varsity girls' team, Midlick led the squad to an 18-16 record, their first winning season since 1991.
Midlick also coached the junior high boys' team in 1995 to 1997 and led them to a record of 28 - 8 in two years. He also led the team to a 1996 North AAA Championship.
Midlick was a three year letter winner at the University of Mississippi from 1989 to 1991. He led his team in three-point and free-throw percentage in 1989, shooting .500 from behind the arc and .844 from the charity stripe. Midlick, a three-time academic All-Southeastern Conference recipient, helped his team to an SEC Tournament final in 1990.
Midlick graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 1991. He received his B. S. in physical therapy in 1994 from the University of Mississippi.
David and his wife Leslie have two sons, David Jr. and Will.