Ronaldo Pacheco is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Ole Miss volleyball program.
In his first season with the Rebels, Pacheco helped guide the Rebels to their best record (22-10) since 2007 and the best start in program history (14-0). The Rebels began the year winning four tournament titles and ended the year battling for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Ole Miss finished 12-4 at home, equaling the most home wins in school history. The Rebels also posted a school-record team hitting percentage in a season (.254).
Pacheco helped coach several players to individual honors, including middle blocker Nakeyta Clair, who became the second All-American in program history and set the single season record for kills (366). Aubrey Edie set the single season record for assists with 1,322, and Melanie Crow set the single season record for aces with 42. 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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