Degrees and Certifications:
A B. A Physical Education and Spanish
Mr. Richard Pardo
Spanish Teacher / Head Girls Soccer Coach
I believe that the opportunity for participating in a wide variety of sports in school is a vital part of the student/athlete educational experience and growing up. Participating in sports is a privilege that transmits responsibilities on and off the field. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills, mental attitude, sportsmanship, commitment, competition, cooperation, and team work. It encourages a balance and emphasizing the educational quest, academic success, and overall athletic excellence of the student – being an athlete is very important.
Head Women’s Soccer Coach Ball High School 2013-present; Assistant Coach Men’s Soccer C.E King High School 2011-2013; Assistant Coach U-20 Men’s Puerto Rico National Team 2008; Head Coach Galveston Ball High School 2007-2011; Space City Pro-Staff Trainer-2006-present; Head Coach La Porte High School 1988-2007; United Alliance Soccer Academy Director 2005-2007; Final four National Donnelly Cup USASA 2004 & 2005; Region III USASA Champs 2003 & 2004; Men's Select Team South Texas Head Coach 2001-2008; USSF “A” Licensed-present; Youth National Licensed-present; USASA Region III Coach of the year 2003; Coach of the Year District 21-5A 1997; Head Coach Houston Hurricanes U.S.I.S.L Div. III Pro 1997; Assistant Coach U.S.I.S.L Professional Houston Hurricanes 1996; Head Coach Katy High School 1986-1988; Olympic Development Staff Recruiter STYSA Staff Clinician 1990-2002; Puerto Rican National Team 1978-1983; CONCACAF Games 1978 & 1980; Central American Games 1982; Pan American Games 1983; Collegiate Player Southern Methodist University Rank in the nation 1980-1983.
My vision is to create a program with elite soccer players in the next several years. It will take support from the community and commitment. This will be a long process. This vision will be use to promote the game and improve the level at the high school during the season. Goals: *To assist and promote the value of the player’s academics—no pass no play. *To encourage school attendance in a consistent way. *To impact player's development—still working on it. *To promote the game and offer opportunities to players outside of high school soccer (club soccer, soccer camps, attend college soccer games, attend Dynamo games)—still working on it. *To be positive whatever the result. *To maintain an open communication with the community,focusing on the soccer community.