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, officals, opponents, and classmates. In addition, Rio Mesa High School’s student-athletes are expected to be drug and alcohol free.



Tryouts will be on September 11-14 on the RMHS Baseball fields from 3:15 – 4:45 pm each day.  Athletes must be athletically cleared in order to tryout.



Boys Basketball tryouts are next Monday, October 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This tryout is for all boys wanting to try-out for a boys’ basketball team this year that play a fall sport or were told to come back for a second tryout. For those players that are currently playing on a varsity level team and are in the playoffs, you must see Mr. Ruffinelli by Monday, October 29th afternoon to sign up for tryouts when you are done with your fall sport playoffs. Everyone trying out must be athletically cleared which means having your athletic clearance account completed on and have a current Physical and Transportation form uploaded to the account. Both tryouts nights are mandatory. Any concern email Coach Kiech (

Boys and Girls Beach Volleyball/Coach Zack Erickson and Coach Andrew Hansen

Beach practices will be held Monday-Thursday 2:30-4:30 pm at Mel Vincent Park in Camarillo.

Boys Soccer

2018-2019 Boys Soccer Calendar

Girls Soccer

2018-2019 Girls Soccer Information Flyer


Anyone who is interested in playing softball in the Spring should report to the softball field on Friday, October 19th and Friday, October 26th @ 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.  All return and incoming players are welcome!

Boys Volleyball

All boys interested in playing volleyball this year there will be an informational meeting on October 22nd at the beginning of lunch in room 24.  Tryout dates and requirements will be discussed.  See Coach Holdsworth if you can not attend the meeting.