Cody Trefethen is in
his eighth season as the Comets' quarterbacks coach after spending the
2006 season as receiver coach.
quarterback at Santa Rosa Junior College for two seasons, was a
student assistant for the Bear Cubs for one season and was a
graduate assistant at San Diego State, where he received both
Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Kinesiology.
quarterbacks and receiver coach and, later, offensive
coordinator at Scripps Ranch High School, was quarterback and
receiver coach at University of San Diego High School and
served a stint as quarterback coach and video coordinator at the
University of Redlands. Trefethen came to Palomar in 2006 from
Mt. San Jacinto College, where he was offensive
coordinator for two seasons.
He's currently an
adjunct instructor in Palomar's physical education department.
Trefethen currently resides in Scripps Ranch with his wife,
Emily, and their two cats, Roxy and Rexx.
Grid-Wire first-team All-American Lafo Malauulu, the Palomar
record-holder for career receptions, re-joined the Comets'
coaching staff in 2010 as receivers coach.
Malauulu set the
Palomar career receptions record, which still stands, with 152
catches during the 1983 and 1984 seasons. He shares Palomar
single-game records for touchdowns (5) and points (30), marks
recorded when he led the Comets to a 55-19 victory over San
Diego Mesa on Thanksgiving Day, 1984.
Malauulu went on to
star for San Jose State and played in the Canadian Football
League for the British Columbia Lions.
One of the best prep
receivers in San Diego County history under the legendary Herb
Meyer at El Camino High, Malauulu was selected by the North
County Times prior to the 2007 season as the 37th best
player of the first 109 years of North County high school
football. The newspaper's readers chose Malauulu as the 34th
best North County players of the first 109 years.
also named Malauulu to a second-team receiver spot on its
all-time North County high school team.
was receivers coach for the 1989 Palomar team that went 7-4 and
defeated Ventura 21-20 in the Hall of Fame Bowl at San Diego's
|Tom Everest is in
his sixth season back at Palomar, where he previously was
coaching career includes stints as a professional coach with the
San Antonio Gunslingers in the USFL, the Edmonton Eskimos in the
CFL, the San Francisco Demons in the XFL and the
Rhein Fire in NFL Europe. He
also was an assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara, was a high
school coach in Texas for two years, spent seven seasons as head
coach at Escondido High School and also was an assistant coach
for the Cougars.
Everest played football at Cal
Poly San Luis Obispo, from where he received both his B.A. and
M.A. degrees in physical education.
Tom Everest is a member of an
accomplished football coaching family. He's the son of former
New Orleans Saints tight ends coach and ex-Stanford, Utah and
SMU assistant coach Andy Everest and the brother Al Everest,
former special teams coach coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans
Saints and USC, and the 2002 NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year.
is Chuck Wilsons ninth season on Palomar's
staff. He returned to his alma mater after
coaching for 18 seasons at Rancho Buena Vista High
School. He coaches the defensive tackles.
At RBV, Wilson
served stints as varsity offensive line coach,
varsity defensive line coach, JV head coach and
JV defensive coordinator.
Wilson played at
San Dieguito High School in Encinitas,
red-shirted at San Diego State, then played at
Palomar where he was an All-Mission Conference
selection under coach Tom Craft .At Palomar, he earned a full
scholarship to Southern Illinois University where
he started for two seasons.
from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale,
Ill., in 1987 and holds a Masters Degree from
Azusa Pacific University. He currently teaches in
the Vista Unified School District.
He lives in San Marcos with his
wife Brenda, and sons Casey and Corey, both former
football players at Mission Hills High School.
Former Palomar and
University of Wyoming starting strong safety Ron Rockett begins
his fourth season as the Comets' safeties coach. Rockett helped lead Palomar to an 18-4 record during the
2002 (10-1) and 2003 (8-3) seasons -- and a final No. 4 national
ranking by the J.C. Grid-Wire as a freshman.
Rockett, a product
of Mission Bay High School prior to two seasons as a starter for
the Comets, was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference
selection for Wyoming as a senior in 2005, when he led the
Cowboys in tackles.
As a junior, Rockett
played a key role as Wyoming beat UCLA 24-21 in the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl.
At Mission Bay, he
was a first-team All-CIF San Diego Section selection and helped
the Buccaneers to back-to-back San Diego Section Division III
championships during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. He was a Mission Bay
teammate of two other first-year Palomar assistants, White and
Rockett played in
NFL Europe for the Frankfurt Galaxy. He was named the league's
Defensive Player of the Week after he recorded eight solo
tackles, an interception and two pass break-ups in a 30-14
victory over the Amsterdam Admirals on April 24, 2007.
earned his B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of
He lives in Temecula with his wife Sarah, son Mike and daughter
Robert Bala, a starting linebacker
for Palomar's 2004 and 2005 teams, joined the coaching staff at
his alma mater in 2011 as the Comets' linebackers coach. During
the off-season, coach Joe Early named him Recruiting
Coordinator beginning with the 2013 season.
Bala returned to Palomar, where was an All-Mission Conference
selection and defensive captain, from Snow Community College in
Ephriaim, Utah. At Snow, Bala was linebackers coach during te
2009 and 2010 seasons.
The Badgers won back-to-back Top
of the Mountai Bowl games, defeating Grand Rapids (Michigan) in
2009 and Iowa Western in 2010, and earned back-to-back final Top
Ten rankings in the NJCAA (non-California community colleges)
national poll, No. 5 in 2009 and No. 7 in 2010. Nine of Bala's
linebackers transferred to four-year colleges, six to the
Division I level and three to Division II.
Bala began his
coaching career at Oceanside High School in 2008 as linebackers
coach for the Pirates, who won the CIF San Diego Section
Division II championship and were ranked No. 19 in the nation in
the final USA Today Super High School poll.
high school football at Oceanside, starting at linebacker for
the Pirates' 2002 San Diego Section Division II championship
team that was ranked No. 1 in San Diego County. He Had 100
tackles, 1 interception, 1 sack and 4 fumble recoveries his
As a second-year starter for Palomar in
2005, Bala was the Comets' second-leading tackler with 73 in 10
Bala landed a scholarship to Southern Utah
Uiversity, a Division I Football Championship Subdivision (1-AA)
school in Cedar City, Utah, where he started at linebacker and
received Academic All-Great West Football Conference honors.
Bala earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical
Education from Southern Utah University and his Master's degree
in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University
in Irvine. He's single and lives in Oceanside.