Cord Farmer named assistant women's soccer coach
May 7, 2014
RENO, Nev. – Head women’s soccer coach Dr. Melissa Price announced on Tuesday the hiring of Cord Farmer as the team’s new assistant coach.
"We're thrilled Cord accepted our offer to join our Wolf Pack soccer family,” Price said. “He has a wealth of experience coupled with being an inspiring and motivating coach. Cord will help us continue to develop our program to compete at the highest level possible in the Mountain West, as well as further the academic success of our student-athletes. His character is impeccable and we are proud to welcome him to the Pack!"
Farmer comes to Reno from Troy, N.Y., where he served as the head women’s soccer coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the past six seasons. During his time at RPI, Farmer led the Engineers to their first conference championship, capturing the Liberty League title in 2012 en route to the team’s first conference playoff berth. Under Farmer’s direction, the Engineers received their first NSCAA national top-25 ranking this past season.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Wolf Pack family,” Farmer said. “I want to thank Rhonda Bennett, Tina Ruff, Coach Price and all of the wonderful people I met on my visit to Reno. I was quite impressed with, not only the University of Nevada, but the culture and approach to athletics. It’s an exciting time, a new challenge and I look forward to helping lead Wolf Pack soccer into the future.”
Prior to Rensselaer, Farmer spent one year as the assistant women’s soccer coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Wisconsin. While with the Badgers, Farmer assisted in all aspects of on-field training, planning and match preparation, along with coordinating recruiting and film and video.
Farmer received his first head coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as the head men’s soccer coach for one season. He was named the AMCC Coach of the Year after leading the Panthers to their first winning conference record and first conference tournament appearance in a decade.
From 2004-06 Farmer served as an assistant for the men’s soccer program at Ithaca College in New York. His first coaching opportunity in collegiate athletics came in the fall of 2003 when he spent time as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Penn State University.
In addition to all of his college coaching experience, Farmer has worked with a number of club teams and has been a part of numerous soccer camps. In 2003, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Flagler College. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Soccer Federation.