Dave Ferraro became a member of the Professional Bowlers Association in 1979 participating in regional events prior to competing on the national tour.
In his fourth national PBA tournament held in Long Island, New York, he made the telecast finishing in fourth place. This is when he decided to pursue a full-time bowling career.
He is the winner of 10 PBA tour titles while earning his first championship in Columbus, Ohio in 1986. From there, he continued to earn at least one title a year before retiring in 1994 to spend time with his family.
The highlight of Ferraro.s career came from capturing the 1990 Firestone Tournament of Champions title. In 1992, he was voted PBA Player of the Year by his peers. He also won the George Young Memorial High Average Award and the Harry Smith Point Leader Award that same year. Finally, Ferraro reached the pinnacle and was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in Reno, Nevada in 1997.
Ferraro, a native of Kingston, New York attended John A. Coleman High School, graduating in 1977. He worked toward a degree in business management at Ulster County Community College before taking over the family bowling business with older brother Steve. He married his wife, Gloria in 1982 and celebrated the births of their son John David in 1987 and daughter Gabrielle in 1992.
Currently, Ferraro keeps busy by spending time with his family and working in the family business. He continues to bowl in recreational leagues and an occasional tournament with his brother Steve who is currently competing on the PBA Senior Tour. Dave Ferraro is one of only two bowlers that have been inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in over 20 years.