July 15, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Homero Pardi has been hired as an assistant coach for the Ohio State field hockey program, head coach Anne Wilkinson announced today. Pardi comes to Columbus after serving as an assistant at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.
“We are excited to have Homero join our staff,” said Wilkinson. “Homero brings a wealth of experience and energy which makes him one of the best coaches in the business. His strong ability to positively relate with student-athletes has made him one of the best recruiters in our sport. I’m looking forward to Homero sharing his tactical and technical knowledge with our team and helping us reach our goals.”
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.
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of The Ohio State University, the athletics department and the field hockey team,” Pardi said. “Coach Wilkinson has presented me with the tremendous opportunity to work for an elite institution that strives for excellence in everything it does. I’m looking forward to working with this team and helping Buckeye field hockey reach top national rankings.”
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.
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.