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2014 season

Brian Paleo, the Comets' top player last season, battles for the ball in competition of two opposing No. 10s against Imperial Valley during a 3-3 tie with the Arabs at Minkoff Field last Nov. 1. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar opens against RCC at home on Sept. 5

SAN MARCOS (7-17-2014) -- Palomar will kick off its 2014 men's soccer season with a 4 p.m. home non-conference match against Riverside City College at Minkioff Field on Sept. 5 as Carlos Hernandez begins his 20th season as the Comets' head  coach..

Palomar will play four of their first six games at Minkoff Field leading uyp to their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference opener on Sept. 30 at Cuyamaca College.

The Comets have won six conference championships under Hernandez, the most recent in 2009, and also havenarrowly missed recent conference championships in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010, finishing in second place each of those years.

Coming off a disappointing season a year ago, Hernandez has brought in formerly highly successful Rancho Buena Vista High School coach David Whiddon (see below) as an assistant for the Comets.

PC adds ex-RBV coach Whiddon as assistant

SAN MARCOS (7-17-2014) -- David Whiddon, the long-time successful boys soccer coach at Rancho Buena Vista High School, joins Carlos Hernandez' staff this season as assistant coach.

Whiddon, originally from London, England, was a two-sport athlete (soccer and track) in high school and played college soccer at Foothill Community College in Los Altos Hills and at Eastern Washington University. He played two seasons for the San Jose Earthquakes reserve team.

He's spent the past 29 years as a high school varsity and club soccer coach in San Diego County. He's traveled to soccer clinics in England, The Netherlands, Germany and Brazil to continue his coachig educastion and holds an NSCAA Premier Coaching License.

His Rancho Buena Vista teams won multiple league championships and advanced to the CIF San Diego Section playoffs 20 out of 22 years.

Whiddon regularly sent players from his RBV program into college and pro ranks, including sons Trevor and William. Trevor Whiddon received a soccer scholarship to NCAA Division I Cal State Fullerton and later played professionally with the Los Angeles Blues in the USL Pro League. William Whiddon played on U.S. National Youth teams through the U18 level and earned a scholarship to Concordia University of Irvine. Both were All-CIF San Diego Section selections for the Longhorns.

In 1995, Whiddon was recipient of the CIF Model Coach of the Year award and was North County Conference Coach of the Year in 2008.

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.

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