Coach Ylda, a Grand Prairie native, enters his 20th season as a member of the Warriors Baseball family, the last 16 of those being a varsity assistant and JV head coach. Ylda graduated from SGP in 2000 after playing four years as an infielder for long-time Warriors baseball coach, Frank Garner.
Ylda has spent his entire career as an educator/coach at South Grand Prairie. Since joining the coaching staff in 2005, the Warriors have been to the playoffs in thirteen out of fourteen seasons, have won four district titles (2009-2011, 2017), and have advanced as far as the Regional Quarter-Finals (2010). Since 2016 Coach Ylda has been in charge of the infielders for the entire program. Since that 2016 season, SGP infielders have garnered the following district awards: Defensive Player of the Year (1x), 1st Team (6x), 2nd Team (3x).
Coach Ylda played collegiate baseball as an infielder at Northwood University from 2001-2004. He was a member of the 2003 Knights team that won the Red River Athletic Conference Championship, the first ever for the program. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in Entertainment and Sports Management.
Coach Ylda, 38, is married to his high school sweetheart and former SGP Chey-Anne, Candice (Class of 1999). They have a son named Talon (14) and live in Grand Prairie.