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Athletic Director:
Scott Cathcart

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ATHLETIC ALUMNI PAGE

CLICK HERE to view a website on former Palomar swimmer Ana Maria Salazar, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration.

CLICK HERE to view biographical information on former Palomar football player Dr. Scott Bowman, Ph.D., UCLA Professor of the Year, Political Science Dept., 1993-94, and Author of The Modern Corporation and American Political Thought.

CLICK HERE to view a biography of former Palomar basketball player Dr. Ted Repa, Ph.D., who retired recently as Chair, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology, Steinhart School of Education, New York University. The biography is from the NYU web site.

CLICK HERE to view a professional biography of world renowned entomologist David Faulkner, a former Palomar football and basketball player.

CLICK HERE to view an interview with former Palomar and University of North Carolina quarterback Chris Keldorf, 1996 ACC Player of the Year, 1997 Gator Bowl MVP and holder of 17 Tar Heel passing records.

NOTABLE PALOMAR SPORTS ALUMNI: (NATIONAL AND WORLD ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS):

  1. JOHN FAIRCHILD, Former BYU basketball All-American and ex-Los Angeles Laker
  2. JON STANLEY, United States Olympic Team, Volleyball, 1968 and 1972; 7-time United States Volleyball Assn. All-American; Inducted into National and International Volleyball Hall of Fame, 1992
  3. TOM DEMPSEY, Former New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles kicker; co-holder of NFL record for longest field goal, 63 yards
  4. RANDY JOHNSON, Former Atlanta Braves third baseman; Assistant to the General Manager, Oakland A's; Former Assistant General Manager of the Detroit Tigers
  5. MARK WIEBE, Retired PGA Tour golfer (22 years on the Tour with best year of $511,414 in 2000 and total winnings of $4,289,026)
  6. TOM PETRANOFF, Two-timeWorld Record holder in the javelin; No.1-ranked American in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1990
  7. JOHN TUSHAUS, former American Record holder in the javelin; Former NCAA Record holder; University of Arizona's first NCAA track & field champion in any event.
  8. TROY AFENIR, Former Houston Astros, Oakland A's and Cincinnati Reds catcher
  9. THOM KAUMEYER, Former University of Oregon, Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants safety; Current Defensive Backs Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars; former Atlanta Falcons Assistant Coach; Former Defensive Coordinator, Tulane University;  former Defensive Coordinator, San Diego State
  10. BRAD HENKE, Former defensive nose tackle for the University of Arizona and defensive end for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV
  11. KEITH MILLER, Former outside linebacker at Cal and for the Seattle Seahawks; Former outside linebacker for the St. Louis Rams
  12. KEVIN SWAYNE, Former wiide receiver for the New York Jets who averaged 15.7 yards per reception during the 2001 season and averaged 15.6 yards per receptions during the 2002 season
  13. MITCH WHITE, Former offensive guard for Oregon State, the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Bucs
  14. CHRIS CASH, Cornerback, Atlanta Falcons; Starting left cornerback for the Detroit Lions out of USC, NFL's leading tackler among cornerbacks for 2002 season
  15. COREY MACE, Defensive end, Buffalo Bills
  16. CHRIS KELDORF, Former University of North Carolina quarterback; 1996 ACC Player of the Year; 1997 Gator Bowl MVP; holds 17 North Carolina passing records and eight total offense records
  17. KIM WARD, Two-time softball All-American at Oklahoma State and former pitcher for the U.S. National Team; former Associate Head Softball Coach, Oklahoma State University
  18. DARREN BALSLEY, Ex-Palomar pitcher is the San Diego Padres' pitching coach
  19. ROBERT "JASON" McCLEOD, Director of Scouting, Boston Red Sox
  20. GEORGE HINSHAW, Former Major League second baseman for the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers, after playing at Arizona State.
  21. JIM SCRANTON, Former Major League shortstop for the Kansas City Royals Former shortstop for College World Series championship team at the University of Arizona.

  22. TYLER LORENZEN, Tight End, New Orleans Saints practice squad; Former quarterback, University of Connecticut

DISTINGUISHED PALOMAR SPORTS ALUMNI IN GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, EDUCATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUSINESS, RELIGION, LAW, MEDIA. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND MEDICINE, DENTISTRY AND CHIROPRACTIC

  1. ANA MARIA SALAZAR (Swimming), Member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug Enforcement Policy and Support (Clinton Administration) (B.A., University of California at Berkeley; J.D., Harvard Law School); Former Director of Harvard Law School Center for Criminal Justice, Guatemala; Former Judicial Attaché, United States Embassy, Bogotá, Colombia
  2. DR. TED REPA, Ph.D. (Basketball), Chair, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology, Steinhart School of Education, New York University; Director, Applied Research Unit, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, NYU (B.A. in Policital Science, Stanford University; M.A. in Education, Stanford University; Ph.D. in Sociology and Anthroplogy of Education, Stanford University)
  3. DR. SCOTT BOWMAN, Ph.D. (Football), UCLA Professor of the Year, Political Science Dept., 1993-94; Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA, 1996; Lecturer in Public Law and Political Theory, UCLA, Department of Political Science, 1990-97; Former Consultant on corporate organization and natural resources for the Attorney General of the State of California, 1981-88; Professor, Cal State University, Los Angeles, 1997-present (B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa; Ph.D. in Political Science, UCLA)
  4. DR. ALAN TANNER, M.D. (Football, Wrestling), Radiologist, Sioux City, Iowa (B.S., Clemson University; M.D., George Washington University)
  5. JOHN NIELSEN (Football), Attorney at Law, San Diego; Former quarterback, University of Kansas; Former Arena minor indoor league quarterback
  6. WALT RIDLON (Football), Chief Executive Officer, The Nautilus Group, New York Life; Former Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Pacific Mutual; former General Manager, Principal Financial Group; (B.B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.B.A., University of Arizona)
  7. GREG LYNDS (Football), Vice President and Chief Development Officer, NJ's Restaurants, Tustin, CA; Former Vice President, Marie Callender's, Inc.
  8. KRIS LYNDS (Wrestling), Owner and Managing Partner, Harris Commercial Capital Advisots, Oakland, CA
  9. JOHN FAIRES (Football), Retired President and CEO, First Bank of Beverly Hills
  10. DR. LARRIE HALL, Ed.D., (Track & Field), Principal,
    Ranchd Minerva Middle School in Vista; 2002 Educator of the Year as selected by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, North County branch (B.A. and M.A., San Diego State University, Ed.D., Northern Arizona University)
  11. CRAIG WIEMANN (Basketball), Executive Vice President, General Electric
  12. TOM LUGINBILL (Football), ESPN Football Announcer (former Georgia Tech quarterback)
  13. STEVE HANCHER (Basketball), Principal Software Engineer, Aonix (Critical Development Solutions/Ada Engineering), San Diego
  14. RAY LUCIA (Football), President, Raymond J. Lucia Companies and nationally renowned Financial Advisor, San Diego
  15. DAVID FAULKNER (Football, Basketball), World-renowned Forensic Entomologist
  16. GARY RINEHART (Football), Information Technology Executive -- Managing Principal, Decision Interface Inc., San Diego; former Senior Manager QCT IT Business Aplications at Qualcomm
  17. DON MUREN (Baseball), Chief of Police, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
  18. DONNIE MARIN (Track & Field), Bio-Chemist, Maui, Hawaii
  19. DR. BARRY CUNNINGHAM, Ph.D. (Basketball), Professor, UC San Diego
  20. RON KENNEY (Basketball, Baseball), recently retired Editor, Opinion Section, San Diego Union-Tribune; former Editor, Escondido Times-Advocate
  21. DICK CHRISTMAN (Baseball), Vice-President, National Sales, VES Inc/North County Vending
  22. WARNER LUSARDI (Basketball), President and CEO, Lusardi Construction Company, San Marcos/Northern California/Reno
  23. KALLEN HENDERSON (Football), Deputy District Attorney, County of San Diego
  24. FRANK ACEVEDO (Football), Scout, Kansas City Chiefs
  25. SCOTT BURTON (Baseball), Attorney at Law, San Marcos
  26. BOYDD GALLAND (Basketball), Corporate Security Training Coordinator for Mandalay Resort Group, Las Vegas
  27. CARRY COTTEN (Track & Field), Attorney at Law, Vista
  28. DANNY HUSTEAD (Football), Business Owner, Escondido (former University of Arizona running back)
  29. DR. PHILLIP ARCHULETA, D.C. (Football), Chiropractor, San Marcos
  30. JOHN ASHWOTH (Baseball), Founder and former CEO, Ashworth Sportswear
  31. JERRY MONTIEL (Football), President and CEO, Ashworth Sportswear
  32. KYLE FLOQUET (Baseball), San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy
  33. SCOTT BLACK (Football), San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. Sergeant
  34. BILLY PAINTER (Baseball), San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy
  35. MIKE CORDRY (Baseball), National Consultant for Advanced Commercial Banking Solutions, Alltel Information Services
  36. JACK LANE (Football, Wrestling, Track & Field), Financial Consultant, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (Fortune 500 Company), Moscow, Idaho; 2004 Eastern Oregon University Hall of Fame inductee
  37. BOB NELSON (Basketball, Water Polo), Assistant Principal, El Camino High School
  38. JAN MONGOVEN (Baseball, Wrestling), Genetics Instructor, San Marcos High School; 1999 California Teacher of the Year
  39. CHRIS KELDORF (Football), Nike Regional Representative; Nike Football Elite 11 Quarterback Camp Director
  40. DAN HOUGHTON (Football), Guidance Counselor, Summer School Principal, Football Line Coach, William S. Hart High School, Newhall, CA
  41. BILLY HANCOCK (Baseball), Head PGA Professional, Littleton Golf & Tennis Club, Littleton, Colorado
  42. RUSTY VAN DAM (Baseball), Head PGA Professional, Shadowridge Country Club
  43. STEVE REES (Football), Special Agent, FBI, San Diego
  44. CURT CASPERSON (Football), Certified Athletic Trainer, San Marcos High School
  45. BILLY SINGH (Tennis), Teacher and Student Activity Director, Mission Hills High School
  46. DANA McMANUS (Baseball), Support Facility Superintendent, Lusardi Construction Company, San Marcos/Northern California/Reno
  47. DENNY SNYDER (Football), Director/Principal, Escondido Charter High School
  48. CHRIS COGHLAN (Football), Senior Vice-President -- investments, Senior Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  49. CHAD HUSTEAD (Football), Co-Owner and Manager, D&D Avocado
  50. SHAUN McBRIDE (Football), Pre-Calculas Instructor, Tomecula Valley High School
  51. RON GRAF (Cross Country, Track & Field, Basketball), retired Police Officer, Oceanside Police Dept (deceased)
  52. REV. JIM ADKINS (Track & Field, Cross Country), Pastor, Orange County (former San Jose State distance runner)
  53. REV. CHICO GOFF  (Baseball), Associate Pastor, San Marcos
  54. REV. MERLE GATHERS (Football), Minister, Tucson, AZ (former University of Arizona running back)
  55. BISHOP MICHAEL BABIN (Basketball), Pastor, Oceanside
  56. GEORGE CORDY (Baseball, Basketball), former Managing Editor, Escondido Times-Advocate (former San Diego State pitcher)
  57. VERN PUTNAM (Basketball), civil litagation attorney, Los Angeles
  58. RON BLICKENSTAFF (Basketball), computer company executive (retired)
  59. BILL SULLIVAN (Football), Retired captain, San Diego County Sheriffs Dept.
  60. DAN STARR (Football, Track & Field), Retired Sergeant, Escondido Police Dept.
  61. DR. BOB HAUER, PhD (Track & Field), Director of Education Services and Force Development, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy
  62. MELISSA LYNDS, Elementary School Teacher, Orange, CA

NOTABLE PALOMAR SPORTS ALUMNI IN COACHING:

  1. THOM KAUMEYER (Football), Defensive Coordinator, University of Hawaii, Former NFL Assistant Coach for Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars; former University of Oregon, Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants safety; Defensive Coordinator, Tulane University; former Defensive Coordinator, San Diego State
  2. JOE EARLY (Football), Head Football Coach, Palomar College
  3. MARK ELDRIDGE (Football, Baseball, Track & Field), Head Softball Coach and Head Women's Golf Coach, Palomar College; Two-time National Community College Softball Coach of the Year (former football player, Washington State University)
  4. KIM WARD (Softball), former Associate Head Softball Coach, Oklahoma State University (former two-time All-American pitcher, Oklahoma State University)
  5. BYRON CAMPBELL (Wrestling), Head Wrestling Coach, Palomar College (former wrestler at Fresno State)
  6. JOE ISMAY (Wrestling), former Head Wrestling Coach, Palomar College (former wrestler at Fresno State)
  7. DARREN BALSLEY (Baseball), Pitching Coach, San Diego Padres (former minor league pitcher, Oakland A's organization and Toronto Blue Jays organization; former minor league manager, Blue Jays organization)
  8. ANDY BUH (Football), Current Assistant Defensive Coordinator, Stanford University; former Assistant Football Coach, San Diego State; Former Assistant Football Coach, University of California (Berkeley); former player and Assistant Coach at University of Nevada
  9. NICK GEHLER (Basketball), Head Basketball Coach, San Diego Miramar College; former Head Basketball Coach, Imperial Valley College
  10. LACY CRAFT (Softball), Associate Head Softball Coach, Palomar College (former San Diego State softball  player)
  11. DAN LYNDS (Football), Head Coach, Onward Oaks Professional Football Team, Tokyo, Japan
  12. TROY AFENIR (Baseball), Assistant Baseball Coach, Palomar
  13. WENDY HILL ANSLEY (Basketball), Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach, College of the Desert
  14. SAM BLALOCK (Baseball, Basketball), Head Baseball Coach, Rancho Bernardo High School; Winningest High School Baseball Coach in San Diego County history; Coach of 2000 USA Today National High School Champions; 2000 USA Today National High School Baseball Coach of the Year
  15. CHRIS STANLEY (Basketball), Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Portland State University; Former Head Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach, University of California-Berkeley
  16. CHRIS HAUSER (Football), Head Football Coach, Mission Hills High School
  17. JOHN HOTALING (Basketball), Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Palomar College
  18. CHRIS FEATHERLY (Basketball), Head Boys Basketball Coach, Orange Glen High School
  19. TONY LETULIGASENOA (Football), Football Offensive Coordinator, Bartlett High School, Anchorage, Alaska
  20. WILL FLYNT (Baseball), ex-Minor League Pitching Coach and former Triple-A and Major League Strike Team pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  21. ROB GILSTER (Football), Head Football Coach, Valley Center High School (former San Diego State football player)
  22. BOB PARRY (Baseball), Head Baseball Coach, Poway High School (former San Diego State All-American Baseball Player and Oakland A's Triple-A Minor League player)
  23. BILL DUNCKEL (Baseball), Head Baseball Coach, Valley Center High School (former San Diego State All-American Baseball Player and California Angels Double-A Player)
  24. SCOTT OGDEN (Basketball), Head Basketball Coach, Carlsbad High School
  25. SEAN SOVACOOL (Football), Football Linebackers Coach and Study Hall Coordinator, Palomar College (former Northern Arizona University football player)
  26. CHRIS VITIOUS (Basketball), formerHead Basketball Coach, Mt. Carmel High School
  27. RON GUILES (Basketball), former Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Palomar College
  28. PAUL BALDWIN (Basketball), Head Basketball Coach, Escondido High School
  29. STEVE AFENIR (Baseball), Head Baseball Coach, Escondido High School (former University of Wyoming Baseball Player)
  30. RYAN GALLEGO (Baseball), former Head Baseball Coach, Mission Hills High School
  31. KARL SEILER (Volleyball), Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Palomar College
  32. DAN EARLY (Football), Football Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator, Palomar College
  33. CARLOS HERNANDEZ (Soccer), Head Men's Soccer Coach, Palomar College)
  34. CHUCK WILSON (Football), Defensive Line Coach, Palomar College; Former Assistant Football Coach, Rancho Buena Vista High School
  35. LENI SUIAUNOA (Football), former Assistant Football Loach, University of Nevada
  36. RICK TRESTRAIL (Football, Track & Field), Head Softball Coach and former Associate Athletic Director, Grossmont College
  37. JACK ASHBY (Football, Baseball), retired Athletic Director, Running Backs Coach, Mission Hills High School; Former Athletic Director and Assistant Head Football Coach, San Marcos High School (former University of Arizona receiver)
  38. RICK ASHBY (Football), Athletic Director and former Head Football Coach, San Marcos High School
  39. SCOTT ASHBY (Football), Head Football Coach, Torrey Pines High School
  40. ALAN DALE Football), Offensive Line Coach, Valley Center High School
  41. SKIP RELYEA (Football), Offensive Line Coach, Poway High School
  42. FRITZ MUHLETHALER (Football), former Defensive Line Coach, La Costa Canyon High School
  43. RYAN MEIERS (Basketball), former Head Boys Basketball Coach, Frances Parker High School
  44. JACK WILAND (Basketball, Baseball), Head Golf Coach, Desert Springs High School; former Pitching Coach, Palomar College; former Assistant Football Coach, Palomar College (former University of Iowa pitcher)
  45. KEN BROACH (Football), Head Football Coach (Retired), San Marcos High School
  46. TOMMY DAVIS (Baseball), former Associate Head Baseball Coach, Vista High School
  47. STEVE ROHLMEIER (Baseball), Head Baseball Coach, Orange Glen High School
  48. MARTY CAMACHO (Baseball), Assistant Head Baseball Coach, Fallbrook High School
  49. JENNY LAWLER (Soccer), former Head Women's Soccer Coach, Palomar College
  50. DYLAN ROBLES (Football), former Linebackers Coach, Palomar College
  51. JOHN NIELSEN (Football), former Receivers Coach, Palomar College (former University of Kansas quarterback)
  52. TYLER PAOPAO (Football), Assistant Football Coach, El Camino High School
  53. MATT GULIANO (Baseball), Head Baseball Coach, University of Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
  54. TRAVIS GOSET (Baseball), Former Pitching Coach, Jamestown College (North Dakota)
  55. KEN PUTNAM (Baseball, Football), Athletic Director, Mission Hills High School
  56. TOM AFENIR (Baseball), Assistant Baseball Coach, Escondido High School (former University of Mississippi and Cleveland Indians Minor League Catcher)
  57. DERON JOHNSON (Baseball), Assistant Baseball Coach, Poway High School (former San Diego State Baseball Player)
  58. TRENT HOLBROOK (Baseball), Assistant Baseball Coach, Mission Hills High School
  59. VIC YOSHIDA (Baseball), Assistant Baseball Coach, Elsinore Lakeside High School
  60. KYLE THOMPSON (Baseball), Former Baseball Coach, University of Sioux Falls
  61. JASON SCHMEISER (Baseball), Assistant Football Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, Rancho Buena Vista High School
  62. RYAN LARSON (Baseball), Assistant Baseball Coach, Carlsbad High School
  63. KELLI FALCONE (Water Polo), Head Women's Water Polo Coach, Palomar College
  64. BRIAN  BOYNTON (Water Polo), Men's Water Polo Coach, Palomar College
  65. JOHN HOTALING (Basketball), Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Palomar College
  66. JACK THOMAS (Baseball), Former High School Baseball Head Coach, Grand Junction, Colorado
  67. JON FLEMING (Baseball), Assistant Women's Golf Coach, Palomar College
  68. RANDY DAVILA (Baseball), former Head Baseball Coach, Carlsbad High School
  69. TRAVIS GOSET (Baseball), former Pitching Coach, Jamestown College
  70. AL SOUTHWORTH (Football), retired Assistant Football Coach, San Diego High School
  71. PAUL McGOWEN (Football), former Palomar College Football Offensive Coordinator
  72. JON MITCHELL (Football), Assistant Football Coach, Chaparral High School, Temecula and former Palomar Offensive Coordinator
  73. FRANK BARNHART (Football, Wrestling), former Assistant Head Wrestling Coach, Palomar College (former NCAA heavyweight runner-up, Cal Poly)
  74. RYAN LUX (Football), Kicking Coach, Murrieta Valley High School (former Temple University kicker)
  75. DR. BOB HAUER, PhD (Track & Field), former Head Track & Feld coach, St. Louis High School, Honolulu,  HI
  76. MARK EMBREY (Basketball), Assistant Girls Basketball, Track & Field and Cross Country coach, Poway High School; 2008-09 California State High School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach of the Year
  77. BRANDON ADAMS (Baseball), former Assistant Baseball Coach, Palomar College
  78. DYLAN PARZYK (Baseball), former (yds unavailable) -- Jack Lane vs. Rio Hondo, 1981 (Eastern Oregon)
  79. TAZ MURTAUGH (Football), Assistant football Coach, Saddleback College
  80. JERALD DEMERY (Football), former Receivers/Running Backs Coach, Sonoma State University; Running Backs Coach, Santa Rosa Junior College

IMPORTANT LINKS

To apply for admission (Potential athletes also should contact their coach and Acadmic Counselor Steve White)

To contact the Palomar Athletic Dept.

To contact Athletic Director Scott Cathcart

To contact Academic Advisor Steve White

To contact Head Football Coach Joe Early

Palomar Athletic Dept. Phone & Email links

 

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