Homero Pardi enters his third season working with the field hockey team at Princeton. Pardi most recently spent a year coaching in Venezuela following four seasons at Georgetown.
“We feel extraordinarily lucky to have a volunteer as knowledgeable and skilled as Homero,” says Princeton head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn. “Homero was an assistant coach at both Georgetown and Kent State where he was intimately involved in every aspect of the program. He spent the last year back in his home country of Caracas, playing and coaching. He offers a high level of expertise and his competitive nature and passion for winning will fit in well here at Princeton.”
Prior to Georgetown, Pardi was an assistant coach at Kent State for two years. Pardi brings both international playing and coaching experience to Princeton. He was head coach of the British School of Caracas from 1998 to 2002 and guided the Venezuelan men’s and women’s national indoor field hockey teams in 2002.
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 has been a director of the Venezuelan Field and Indoor Hockey League, and has worked at several instructional camps. He is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and studied business administration at Saint Mary University.