Coaches

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Josh Smithers - Head Coach (2017 -  )

 

Born and raised in Sarasota, graduated from Cardinal Mooney (1995).  Played football at Georgia Southern University winning a National Title with GSU in 1999. Had taught physical education at Cardinal Mooney for 15 years as well as coached football.  Left Head Coach position at Cardinal Mooney after 8 years.  He and his wife, Natalie, have four children, Jackson, Madison, Hope and Trey. 

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Gerald Perry - Assistant Head Coach  & Defensive Coordinator

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Todd Johnson - Head of Public Relations & Assistant Special Teams Coach

 

Jared Clark - Offensive Coordinator

Graduated from Cardinal Mooney in 2000.  Earned three letters at tight end for the Irish and graduated from Notre Dame in 2004.  Served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks and receivers coach at Cardinal Mooney High School (2005-2014), where he installed the spread offense.  Most recently served as offensive analyst at USF in 2015.  Married to Rachael, a Riverview alum, and has three daughters, Jordyn, Devyn and Reese.

 

Mark Cristiani - Strength Conditioning

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Marvin Harris - Varsity Defensive Backs

Graduate of RHS in 1999 and Eastern Michigan University, has returned to coach coach Defensive Backs.  Loving father of two sons, Marvin and Marvon and one daughter Jaz'lynn.

 

Kenny Howard - Special Teams Coordinator

 

Matt Leicht - Kickers

 

Graduated from Riverview in 2009. Matt went on to play at FAU for 2 seasons prior to transferring to UCF to finish his degree. Matt then worked in the UCF Athletics Department for 3 seasons prior to returning to Sarasota. Matt is a full time realtor here in Sarasota and loves to volunteer at RHS coaching the kickers. He is also a worship leader at Hope City Church. Matt and his lovely wife Paige have recently had their first daughter, Kate.

Mike Lopez - Varsity Offensive Line

Played offensive line and was MVP his senior year at Venice High in 2009.  Played at Rocky Mountain College, MT, right and left guard then left tackle as a junior.  Transferred to Warner University for his senior year, graduated with a bachelors degree in general Studies - exercise science, physical education and business management. While working on his Masters Degree in the Science of Management he lost his older sister to Crohn's Disease at the age of 28.  She was the strongest person he knew and meant everything to him.  Mike will resume his studies and achieve his Master Degree goal for Vanesa.

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John Neidert - Linebackers

Born in Akron, OH, graduated from Archbishop Hoban HS in 1964. Attended the University of Louisville on a football scholarship, graduating in 1968 with a degree in History. After college, he played professional football for 3 yrs until an injury cut his playing career short. Worked for the US Postal Service for 32 years retiring in 2007. John currently works as a substitute teacher at RHS and has coached football here since.

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Travis Smith - Varsity Defensive Backs

Born in Niagara Falls, NY, 1989 graduate of RHS having played on the 1988 State Runner Up Team and Washburn University, where he played Defensive Back, All Conference MIAA.  Son of Cayll, former Defensive Coordinator and Linebacker Coach for RHS in the 80's.  Travis and his lovely wife, Diana, have one son, TJ.

Chris Toelle - Technical Coordinator & Long Snappers

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Zieggler - JV Head Coach

Graduated from RHS, played for

  

 

Sean O'Keefe - JV Offensive Coordinator

 

Tom Paterno - JV Defensive Coordinator

 

Troy Syprett - JV Offensive Line

Tommie Wheeler - Freshman Head Coach

 

Harry Baker - Freshman Wide Receivers & Defensive Backs