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Ronaldo Pacheco

Ronaldo  Pacheco

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Tulsa, 2012

Ronaldo Pacheco is in his third year as an assistant coach with the Ole Miss volleyball program.

Pacheco has helped the Rebels post the most wins in a two-year time span since 2006-07 and consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time in three decades. The Rebels have won eight straight regular season tournament titles and this year set a school record with 13 home wins.

In his first year (2014) at Ole Miss, Pacheco helped the Rebels post their best record (22-10) in seven years and the best start in program history (14-0). The Rebels have battled for an NCAA Tournament bid both years. Ole Miss posted a school-record team hitting percentage in a season (.254) in 2014, and led the SEC in aces per set in 2015.

Pacheco has helped coach several players to individual honors, including middle blocker Nakeyta Clair, who became the second All-American in program history and set the career record for total blocks, block assists, block solos and hitting percentage while also setting the single season record for kills (366) in 2014 and block solos (34) in 2015. Clair earned AVCA All-Region and All-SEC honors in 2014 and 2015.  Freshman right side Kathryn Cather made the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2015. Aubrey Edie set the single season record for assists with 1,322 and earned All-Region honors in 2014. The late Ty Laporte ranked among the top 10 hitters in the SEC in 2015, along with Clair, and earned Honorable Mention All-Region honors. Melanie Crow set the single season record for aces in 2014 with 42 and Lexi Thompson had the most kills (323) in a season by a freshman.

A former professional volleyball player in Brazil and Argentina, Pacheco joined the Tulsa coaching staff prior to the 2012 season. That year, he helped lead Tulsa to a 26-10 record, C-USA regular season and postseason championships and an NCAA Championship appearance. At Tulsa Pacheco was involved in planning practice, scouting, recruiting and conducting camps for the Hurricane. Pacheco also served as a student manager for the team from 2009-12.

Pacheco brings a wealth of coaching experience both on a national and international level. He served as the head coach for the Club Jundiai men's volleyball squad in 2005, the Melhoramentos men's volleyball team along with the Club Melhoramentos women's junior volleyball squad in 2002. Pacheco also served as an assistant coach on the Brazilian women's national team from 2004-07 and aided Brazil to a fourth-place finish at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

During his playing career (1983-2001), Pacheco played on 10 different teams including S.E. Palmerias, the Brazilian Superliga runner-up. He also played for the Brazilian National Team that captured a gold medal at the 1988 South American Junior Championship.

Pacheco is a native of Campinas, Brazil and graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2012 with a degree in psychology.

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