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Palomar's 2015 men's soccer season will be arriving soon with the Comets playing under coach Dave Whiddon. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets to open under new coach on Aug. 28

SAN MARCOS (7-9-2015) -- Palomar will kick off its first soccer season under new head coach Dave Whiddon on Friday, Aug. 28, when the Comets host Santa Ana College in a non-conference game at Minkoff Field.

The Comets also will be at home on Sept. 1 vs. Moorpark in another non-conference match-up, then will play their next four games on the road.

They'll open their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference season on Sept. 29 at Southwestern.

Palomar will play a 21-game regular season.

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Guidelines for prospective PC soccer players

SAN MARCOS (6-26-2015) -- Here are guidelines for student athletes who are interested in attempting to play for Palomar's men's soccer team during the upcoming season that begins in August.

Information for prospective Palomar men's soccer players for the 2015 season:

1.   E-mail head coach Dave Whiddon at dwhiddon@palomar.edu

2.   Complete the Prospective Athlete Form at http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/athletics/

3    Enroll in at least 12 units at Palomar College – 9 must be academic

4    Take or have taken the Math and English Placement Tests

5    Enroll in the summer soccer class "Team Sports – Soccer Strategies" this class is not part of your 12-unit requirement described above.  July 23- August 13 – KINE 170G

6    Get a physical exam on Monday, Aug. 10 at 5:35 p.m. in The Dome. Cost is $20. You can also take the physical from your own doctor or at a walk-in clinic at your own cost. Physical exams are only valid if administered by a licensed physician (physicals administered by chiropractors or other health professionals are not acceptable). Download the Physical form from the Athletic Medicine Link on the Palomar Athletics Web page, www.palomar.edu/athletics. No one can practice or play in the Fall without a physical on file.

All players must enroll in the Fall class ACS 125 in order to be considered for the team

First day of Training is Aug, 17 from 1-3 p.m. These will be our training times for the season.

For a more detailed listing of the steps to join the Palomar College men's soccer team, contact the coaching staff. dwhiddon@palomar.edu

Palomar names Whiddon as new head coach

SAN MARCOS (3-06-2015) -- Palomar has hired Dave Whiddon as its new head men's soccer coach, Athletic Director Scott Cathcart announced Friday morning.

Whiddon, who was assistant coach for the Comets, last season, spent 29 years as a high school varsity and club soccer coach in San Diego County.

Whiddon is the former highly-successful head coach at Rancho Buena Vista High School, where his teams won multiple league championships and advanced to the CIF San Diego Section playoffs 20 out of 22 years. He was recipient of the CIF Model Coach of the Year award and was honored as North County Conference Coach of the Year.

Born in London, England, Whiddon taught for 17 years and also was the athletic director at Rancho Buena Vista High for seven years.

When the new Vista Mission High School opened in the Vista Unified School District, he was an assistant principal and the Timberwolves' athletic director for three years until his retirement from the Vista district in 2013.He's traveled to soccer clinics in England, The Netherlands, Germany and Brazil to continue his coaching education and holds an NSCAA Premier Coaching License.

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