The College of Staten Island Department of Athletics and Recreation has named John Tardy its new Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities, A familiar face at the College, Tardy has been serving as the school’s head men’s soccer coach since 2012. Responsible for facilities and operations, Tardy will be charged with all facility scheduling, maintenance, operations, and upgrading with a keen eye towards facility branding. He will also serve as a liaison to the facility with rental and community organizations that use the facility. He will continue in his role coaching the men’s soccer unit.
“John has done a commendable job of developing our men’s soccer program over the last several years, developing a sense of pride that hasn’t been seen in the past,” said Athletics Director Charles Gomes. “I’m confident he will bring a similar passion to this new position and will make several improvements to the College of Staten Island’s athletic and recreational facilities. I look forward to watching his progress in the years to come.”
Involved with all facets of facility operations in the past, Tardy has over a decade of experience as part of JVN Restoration, Inc. on Staten Island, where he served as an office manager and site supervisor. While at JVN, Tardy was responsible of all office correspondence including accounts receivables and payroll. He has worked at creating closeout packages, waivers, and contracts for hundreds of projects and facilitating in all facets of equipment ordering. During his long tenure at JVN, Tardy has worked with organizations such as the City University of New York, State University of New York, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and many other city and state agencies.
“I am very excited to get the chance to help improve our facility for all of our athletes, coaches and the Staten Island community through our membership and rental program,” said Tardy. “Having seen hundreds of campuses across the country, I see the potential that CSI has. It will be exciting to make some of that happen.”
Tardy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from St. John’s University, and recently completed his Master’s Degree in Sports Pedagogy Track in Soccer Coaching from the University of Ohio. A veteran at CSI on the soccer pitch, Tardy has led the team to two consecutive CUNYAC Regular Season titles. He hopes to integrate many of his ideas as he transitions his way full-time to the College in his new capacity.
“My five to ten year vision would be to see all of our outdoor fields in line with turf, lighting, spectator seating and press boxes,” Tardy noted. “I’d love to see our campus work towards expanding facilities to incorporate more services to our student-athletes, such as broader locker rooms, weight rooms, offices and study areas.”
Tardy will begin his appointment on December 28.