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Jeremy Ishmael Named Head Football Coach

We are pleased to announce Jeremy Ishmael has been named the Riverside High School Varsity Head Football Coach. 
Ishmael has been on the Riverside Beavers football coaching staff since 2006 and has been the Defensive Coordinator since 2012 under Coach Dave Bors - who announced he was stepping down as Head Coach in April. Under Ishmael’s defensive leadership, the football team had the second best scoring defense in the Western Reserve Conference during the 2023 season and has consistently ranked as a top 3 defense over the course of the past 10 years. The defense was responsible for 102 takeaways the last five seasons and has scored 17 defensive touchdowns in the past four seasons. In addition to coaching football, Ishmael had previously served as the Girls Head Track & Field Coach in 2008 & 2009. 

Off the field, Ishmael has been a teacher at Riverside Campus since 2006 and has taught 9th grade World History, 10th grade US History, 11th & 12th grade AP Government and American Government as well as 12th grade Economics. “

 “I am honored to be named the head football coach and look forward to continuing - and building off - the success that the Riverside program has experienced over the course of the past six to seven seasons,” Ishmael said.  “Through all my years as an assistant coach, I have had the unique opportunity to experience and evaluate the approach of what makes a successful head coach. I have come to appreciate the time, hard work and dedication that is required in order to be successful in this position.”
“We are very excited to name Jeremy as the head coach of the football team,” said Bors, who is the District’s Athletic Director. “Each year, Jeremy has been trusted to take on more and more responsibility in the program.  He has proven that he is a trusted asset to this program and has earned the right to embrace this opportunity.  Having coached alongside Jeremy for each of my 14 seasons at Riverside, I am looking forward to seeing this program under his leadership."