End of a several-year tenure

Following the end of this year’s football and water polo seasons, Diamond Bar High School is bidding farewell to two long-time sports coaches.

After a four year-stint as football head coach, Jeff Reitz will be resigning after an average-performing season this year. Meanwhile, water polo head coach Gary Cheever will also be resigning, after working for three years.

Reitz joined Diamond Bar High School in 2018 to replace Kevin Argumosa, who resigned after a devastating 0-10 season. 

The veteran coach has had over 40 years of experience, leading Sonora High School to a CIF victory in 1975 as an all-league linebacker. As a coach, Reitz has worked as a walk-on coach for Fullerton College and an assistant strengths coach at the University of Alabama. 

He also led Life High School in Texas to become the top offensive powerhouse of the area before coming to DBHS.

At Diamond Bar High School, Reitz has led the football team to numerous record-breaking years, focusing on explosive offense to win games. In 2020, the Brahma football team took the 2020 Hacienda League champion title after not competing in the playoffs since 2013.

Since joining the DBHS water polo program in 2018, Cheever has led the team to numerous dominant seasons. The Brahmas water polo team were league champions in the Mt. Baldy League in 2018 and 2019. Under Cheever, the team qualified for CIF in all three years and advanced past the first round this season.

Earlier this year, Cheever expanded his responsibilities by taking on the girls’ water polo team in addition to the boys’ water polo team. The experienced coach has been employed for over 14 years and has previously worked at Chino Hills High School, Don Lugo High School and Claremont High School.