With several top football head coaching jobs open at high schools in San Diego, Dave Bottom had to make some hard decisions. He chose not to apply at Helix and El Camino instead he went after the Vista job.
Vista Principal Anthony Barela announced Dave Bottom is the new coach of the Vista Panthers.
Bottom, 36, coached at Everett Alvarez High in Salinas, where a team that was 0-10 in 2012 and finished 11-1 in 2013. In three seasons at Alvarez, Bottom was 23-12.
Bottom, who was one of six coaches interviewed at Vista and replaces Dan Williams. The Panthers won the San Diego Section Division I title in 2010. But were 4-7 last season.
Vista’s Dick Haines Stadium will have a complete overhaul by May. It includes new seating, a pressbox, a snack bar, restrooms and a plaza.