position Assistant Coach
Hometown Caracas, Venezuela
Alma Mater Rider '13
Homero Pardi enters his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Ohio State field hockey program in 2019. He joined the Buckeyes’ staff in July 2014 after serving for two seasons as an assistant coach at Rider University.
Pardi was at Rider for two seasons and helped the Broncs win the 2012 Northeast Conference regular season and tournament titles and the 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Overall, Rider won 28 games over the last two seasons. Pardi coached the MAAC co-Player of the Year, the Rookie of the Year and a member of the Longstreth/NFHCA Mid-Athletic All-Region second team.
From 2008-11, Pardi coached at Princeton, where the Tigers were a perennial top-10 team and advanced to the 2009 Final Four. His duties included scouting analysis, practice planning and video breakdown.
Prior to Princeton, Pardi was an assistant at Georgetown from 2003-2007 and Kent State from 2002-2003. In addition to his college coaching experience, Pardi has served as a coaching director of Champion’s Edge Field Hockey since 2003, a program that includes camps and clinics for players between the ages of 8-12. He also coaches and directs youth Olympic development programs (Futures) in the midwest and Florida and has coached at High Performance training sites.
Pardi is an accredited Level II Coach by USFHA and earned his Coach Educator accreditation in 2017.
A member of several Venezuelan national teams, Pardi was on the Indoor Pan American Cup team in 2002 and played in the America’s Cup in 2000. He participated in the Junior Pan American Championship in 1996 and 2000 and played in the Pan American Clubs Championship from 1999 to 2001. Pardi also participated in the Central American and Caribbean Games, where he helped his team finish fourth overall. In May 2004, Pardi played in the Pan American Cup in Canada.
Pardi earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in psychology from Rider University in 2013. He also earned a master’s degree in sport coaching from Ohio State in 2019.