Santa Cruz Sentinel: The final hurdle: Survivors fight to keep local John Rembao out of coaching


SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz County community recently fought hard to keep a sexual predator out of its jurisdictional limits. All the while, renowned track and cross country coach John Rembao lived out of his Ben Lomond home — waiting, quietly, to allegedly return to a 30-year stint of grooming and sexually harassing and abusing young women.

On Aug. 17, 2020, The U.S. Center for SafeSport — a nonprofit organization that aims to keep athletes safe and healthy in their careers — issued Rembao a suspension that prevented him from coaching for two years and under watch after his return for three years.

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