David Coote is an English football referee. He is a member of the Nottinghamshire Football Association
Coote started refereeing as a sixteen-year-old. He refereed in the Notts Alliance League, the Northern Counties East Football League, the Northern Premier League and the Conference North before being promoted to the Football League list of referees as an assistant referee. His first game in this role came in a Football League Two game between Stockport County and Hereford United. He was promoted to the list of Football League referees in 2010. In May 2014, Coote was the referee for the 2014 Football League One play-off Final at Wembley Stadium between Orient and Rotherham United.
Coote is the son of David Coote who played cricket for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.