Coach Ylda, a Grand Prairie native, is entering his 18th season as a member of the Warriors Baseball family. He 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 twelve out of thirteen seasons, have won four district titles (2009-2011, 2017), and have advanced as far as the Regional Quarter-Finals (2010).
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, 37, is married to his high school sweetheart and former SGP Chey-Anne, Candice (Class of 1999). They have a son named Talon (13) and live in Arlington.