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RBV hires football coach

12/11/2015, 3:38pm PST
By John Maffei

Veteran Joe Meyer takes over Longhorns program


Joe Meyer has spent 30 years coaching high school football, including a stint as head coach at Scripps Ranch.

Joe Meyer, who has spent 30 years in the business, has been named head football coach at Rancho Buena Vista High.

Meyer replaces Paul Gomes, who resigned after four seasons with a 17-29 record.

“It all fell into place, and I’m really excited,” said Meyer, who was an assistant on Gomes’ staff last season.

Meyer, the son of legendary El Camino coach Herb Meyer, spent 19 years as an assistant at El Camino. He spent three seasons as an assistant on Tom Haman’s staff at Rancho Buena Vista and three seasons as an assistant at Army-Navy.

He landed the head football job at Scripps Ranch, leading the Falcons to a 6-5-1 finish in 2010 and 6-5 in 2013. Overall, he was 19-33-1 at Scripps Ranch.

RBV officials had narrowed their search to six finalists before choosing Meyer.

“It was a long process, but a good one,” said RBV Athletic Director Marty Nellis. “We had a lot of good candidates and feel very good about our selection.”

Meyer’s son, Scott, was a quarterback on the RBV freshman team that went 8-2 last season.

“Having worked at RBV before and being around last season, I know what’s expected,” Meyer said. “I think we have a bright future.

“I got to know the football staff last season and will touch base with them as we move forward.

“I think with the guys that return and my contacts in football circles, we can put together a good staff.”

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