Gary Sabella, Head Coach
was hired to coach the College of the Desert Women’s golf team starting in fall
2014. Gary Sabella has coached the
Women’s Golf Team at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo for the past five
years. Saddleback College advanced to
the Southern California Regionals four of the five years under his
direction. He was named Co-Coach of the
Year in the Orange Empire Conference in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to Saddleback, he was the Athletic
Director and boys and girls golf coach at Trabuco Hills High School in Mission
Viejo. His teams won eight league
championships, a CIF championship and a state title during his years at Trabuco
Hills. He was named Orange County Coach
of the Year in 1992 and California State Coach of the Year in 1993. He was a member of the CIF Advisory Golf
Committee and spearheaded the movement to start girl’s golf in 1998.
attended Pepperdine University on a baseball scholarship and earned his
Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Pepperdine.
Golf runs deep in the Sabella family with both of his sons in the golf
industry. His son Greg is a Director of
Marketing for Callaway golf and his son Lance is the General Manager of
Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake, California.
Sabella and his wife Charlene are members of Woodhaven Country Club in
Palm Desert and are residents of La Quinta.
“I am very excited to be named the Coach at COD and am anxious to get