Head Coach: Ron Edwards

EMAIL: ronald.edwards@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Ron Edwards has been an active tennis player with significant coaching experience for the past 38 years. Ron is in his 2nd year as the Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls’ Tennis Coach at RMHS. As a graduate from California State University, Fullerton, Ron has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.

As a player….

Coach Edwards began his tennis career as a sophomore at Artesia High School in Lakewood, CA.  He was a three year varsity tennis letterman earning his number one singles position with dedication, passion and lots of hard work.  As a senior, he competed in a number of tough matches and emerged as the Suburban League Champion in 1979.

Coach Edwards continued his tennis career at the next level as a student at CSU Fullerton.  He walked onto a very competitive Division 1 team, and gained tremendous coaching and physical training experience.  During his sophomore through senior years, Coach Edwards competed in both singles and doubles intercollegiate competition.

In his post Collegiate Tennis Career, Coach Edwards has continued to compete in singles and doubles competition in USTA leagues in the Ventura County area as a 4.5 rated player.

As a coach….

Coach Edwards has coaching experience in a variety of sports including basketball, football, baseball, soccer, and softball mainly at the junior, age group levels. In softball, Coach Edwards’ U12 softball team won Districts for our Ojai team.  Furthermore, he coached the U18 Gold club softball with his daughter’s team.  He also was the softball, assistant varsity coach at Pacifica High School.

Prior to RMHS, Coach Edwards has coached tennis at multiple competitive levels.  He coached and trained highly competitive boys and girls at the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, CA.  He went on to coach the Boys’ Tennis Team at Nordhoff High School in Ojai, CA.  At Nordhoff High School, the boys’ team won league twice during the four years as varsity coach.  For six fulfilling years and a coach and dad, Coach Edwards trained his son Evan to become the top singles player at Nordhoff High School.

Family,

Coach Edwards has been married to his wife Kim since 1991 and live in Ojai, CA.  We have two children. As a senior, Evan is attending San Diego State University and will graduate with his Bachelor’s degree in Business in 2016.  As a sophomore, Tracey is attending Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  She is preparing for her nursing degree and playing softball for the team.

Girls Tennis Summer Workout Schedule:

July (12:45 to 2:45)

6th, 11th, 13th, and 18th from 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

August 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th from 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Mandatory

August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th from 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

August 25th from 2 pm – 4 pm

August 28th from 1 pm – 3 pm

Rio Mesa High School Athletic Clearance process is now online.  Please go to https://www.athleticclearance.com/and create a profile account for every sport your student wants to participate in. You must complete steps 1-4 and upload a current sports physical and complete the  transportation form and turn it into Lauri Scott in the main office.  This must be done in order for students to tryout, practice or participate in athletics.

Athletic Physical & Parent Consent Form in English and Spanish

Parent permission form for transporting students in privately-owned vehicles

Coach Edwards

Email: ronald.edwards@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

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