Track and Field
Dennis Riedmiller, who last spring guided the Camarillo High boys’ team to its first Marmonte League title in 12 years, will take over the girls’ program at Channel Islands.
Riedmiller, 37, also was a football assistant and taught special education classes at Camarillo for the past four years, but was told in June that budget cuts would prevent the school from rehiring him.
He accepted a special education teaching position at Channel Islands shortly thereafter, but it was only recently that his coaching status was verified.
Riedmiller, who guided Camarillo to a 12-2 record in Marmonte League competition during the past two years, will replace Myra Beemis, who elected not to return as girls’ coach after one season. Riedmiller also will be the junior varsity football coach.
Channel Islands’ girls tied Thousand Oaks for first place in the Marmonte League track finals in May, but several top performers, including Dolores Tuimoloau and Shawanda Hotchkiss, graduated.
“I’m just going to go out there and see what they’ve got and then take it from there,” Riedmiller said.