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Chris Ruffinelli

Athletic Director


The Athletic Department serves as an integral part of Rio Mesa High School, and its mission is to provide an opportunity, through athletic competition, for students to develop physically, socially, intellectually, and emotionally. At Rio Mesa, athletics is viewed as an extension of the classroom in which student-athletes learn to strive for excellence in an atmosphere of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect.


Student-athletes at Rio Mesa High School must be academically eligible with a GPA of at least 2.0 and passing at least 20 semester credits. They must be well-behaved at all times and realize that athletic participation is a privilege, not a right. They are to be always respectful to teachers, coaches, officials, opponents, and classmates. In addition, Rio Mesa High School’s student-athletes are expected to be drug and alcohol free.

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Contact Us

Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
Telephone: 805-278-1779
Email: chris.ruffinelli@oxnardunion.org

Deborah Schimmel, Athletics Secretary
Telephone: 805-278-5508
Email: deborah.schimmel@oxnardunion.org

Jasmine Anguiano Athletic Trainer
Phone Number: 805-385-5256

Coach Wil White

Cheer SquadCoaches: Paige.egelston@oxanrdunion.org and carri.mcdevitt@oxnardunion.org 

We will be having tryouts for the 2020-21 school year in October.

Follow our Cheer Instagram for updates and join our Cheer Google Classroom if you are interested in trying out – join code= gh3numb

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Boys Coach Jeff Wrout

Girls Coach: Emily Hall

Coach James Bittner

Twitter: @RioMesaFootball

Website: riomesafootball.com

Meet the Spartans

Click on the level to see the slide show of our players for this season. 

2020-2021 Seniors

2020-2021 Juniors

2020-2021 Sophomores

2020-2021 Freshmen

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Follow us on Facebook at: Or on Twitter:  Rio Mesa Girls’ Soccer @riomesasoccer

Twitter: @RMHS_Softball

@CIFSS approved the 2021 High School Sports Calendar

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Any new boys interested in playing water polo need to contact Coach McKnett ASAP. 

Practices have started.