In 2023, Canales served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator. Furthermore, he worked as an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of Southern California (USC), and the Seattle Seahawks. Similarly, the former athlete attended Azusa Pacific University and played football.

Canales began his coaching career as both head coach and offensive coordinator. From 2004 to 2005, he also played for his alma school Carson High School’s freshman/sophomore squad. Following the latest transfer announcement, Dave Canales’ brother was emphasized, with many wondering whether he is close to his family and siblings.