Halda, the assistant coach during the
2009 season when
the Comets won the Southern California community college
championship, was named Palomar's head men's coach prior
to the 2010 season.
Halda is a graduate
of Torrey Pines High School in 1976 and received his B.A. in
Physical Education from San Diego State University in 1981.
Halda joined Palomar's men's golf coaching staff as an assistant
in 2002. He'll also serve as an assistant for Palomar's women's
golf team beginning this fall. He also served two stints as an
assistant football coach in Palomar's football
program, the most recent from 2002 through 2013..
Halda has an
SCGA Index of 3.1.
After an outstanding prep
football career at Torrey Pines, Halda was a
quarterback at San Diego State from 1976-1980. He
was the only Aztec starting quarterback to beat both
Florida State and Miami, and still appears on
several SDSU Top 10 passing lists.
the fifth head men's golf coach in Palomar history, following in
the successful footsteps of the late Ward "Rusty" Myers, Mack
Wiebe, Bob Lusky and Jonas Crawford. The Comets have
produced two state community college individual champions,
future PGA Tour golfer Mark Wiebe in 1977 and Scott Oxandabore
in 2001. Wiebe went on to play for San Jose State before turning
professional. Oxandabore went on to lead USC to the 2002 Pac-10
lived in San Diego County for 39 years and currently is a
resident of San Marcos. He has two sons,
Aaron, a former volleyball player at Palomar, and