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Nardo Named Defensive Coordinator; Joe Bob Clements and Tim Duffie Elevated on Workers
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy introduced at the moment the addition of Bryan Nardo as the brand new defensive coordinator for Cowboy soccer. Moreover, Joe Bob Clements has been elevated to Co-Defensive Coordinator and Tim Duffie has been elevated to Defensive Passing Sport Coordinator.
Nardo involves Stillwater after most not too long ago serving because the defensive coordinator at Gannon College in 2022, the linebackers coach at Youngstown State from 2020-21 and the eight season earlier than that because the defensive coordinator at Emporia State. He holds a 71-35 profession report in 10 years as a defensive coordinator and brings 15 whole years of school teaching expertise with him.
“I can not thank Coach Gundy and the remainder of the workers sufficient for his or her openness all through this complete course of and for trusting me with this accountability,” Nardo stated. “I’m extraordinarily excited to hitch the wealthy custom of Oklahoma State soccer. I am unable to wait to get to work and proceed to construct upon all the nice issues which have been executed right here all through historical past. I spent eight years recruiting the state of Oklahoma, seeing first hand the quantity of pleasure individuals have on this college’s athletic applications. There is not any higher place to have the ability to signify.
“I’m additionally grateful for Coach Erik Raeburn and Lisa Goddard McGuirk for the alternatives they introduced me with at Gannon. Their belief and perception is one thing I do not really feel like I’ll ever have the ability to really repay. Gannon is a particular place and I beloved day by day working there. That is an thrilling time for my household. Emma, Dominick, Elijah and I are excited to get to Stillwater and start constructing relationships inside the group.”
In his stint at Gannon final season, Nardo coached the Golden Knights to enchancment over the prior season in practically each defensive class, together with scoring protection, yards per play, rush protection, move protection and whole protection. Gannon’s whole protection common improved from 393.3 in 2021 to 287.4 in his lone season in Erie, Pennsylvania. It was Gannon’s lowest whole yards per recreation allowed common in 20 seasons. His gamers Chris Farnsworth and defensive finish Nick White additionally earned honorable point out All-America honors whereas serving to lead the Golden Knights to an 8-3 total report.
“I am excited in regards to the addition of the Bryan Nardo as our defensive coordinator,” coach Mike Gundy stated. “He is a younger energetic, shiny soccer coach who brings 10 years of coordinating expertise with him. He is been profitable and his modern system has helped win video games in every single place he is been.
“Moreover, I’ve elevated Joe Bob Clements to Co-Defensive Coordinator and Tim Duffie to Defensive Passing Sport Coordinator. They’ve had a long-term dedication to Oklahoma State and have been a big a part of the success of our program.”
Throughout his profession as a coordinator earlier than Gannon, Nardo coached 25 all-conference linebackers with two of them including All-America recognition. He was additionally chosen as a member of the American Soccer Coaches Affiliation (AFCA) 35 Below 35 Coaches Management Institute in 2019.
Earlier than going to Emporia State, Nardo spent a season at Missouri S&T the place he was named the Nice Lakes Soccer Convention Assistant Coach of the 12 months in 2011.
Nardo was a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Ohio College, from 2008-10 and coached the nickel backs and out of doors linebackers. He served as a scholar coach from 2004-08 at Ohio, the place he graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in Sport Administration in 2008.
A local of Shadyside, Ohio, Nardo graduated from St. John Central Excessive College. Teaching soccer runs deep within the Nardo household, as his father, Perry, and two brothers, Matt and Luke, are all members of the teaching career.
Bryan and his spouse, Emma, have two sons, Dominick Paul, and Elijah Ray, born on June 20, 2022.