Mirror Sports Writer
Chris Caminiti will make his debut as coach of the St. Monica football team Sept. 8 in a non-league game at Bishop Montgomery.
Caminiti, who was named last week to replace Jason Strouse, will take over a team that was plagued by injuries last season and went 1-9. The only win was at Bishop Montgomery, 22-20.
St. Monica will be at El Segundo Sept. 15, at Malibu Sept. 22 and at Corsair Field against Santa Monica Sept. 29.
Samohi will have a new coach too because Michael Burnett has accepted a coaching job in Virginia. The Vikings are in the process of making a decision that is expected to be finalized within a couple of weeks.
Santa Monica and St. Monica began a series of non-league games three years ago. The Vikings lost the first meeting but have won the last two.
St. Monica will begin its October games on the 6th at Palisades. The home opener will be Oct. 13 against Mary Star and it will be homecoming. St. Monica home games are played at St. Bernard High in Westchester.
The next week the Mariners will play on Saturday night, Oct. 21. opposing Santa Clara at St. Bernard.
On Oct. 27 it will be St. Monica at Cantwell Sacred Heart.
St. Monica will play Verbum Dei Nov. 4 at St. Bernard and at La Salle Nov. 10 at 3pm.
Caminiti, who is the athletic director at West Los Angeles College, will divide his duties. He previously coached high school football in San Diego.