Former Sacramento State midfielder Pedro Lupercio enters his third season as Assitant Coach with the Hornets. Lupercio rejoined his alma mater as an assistant coach prior to the 2016 season.
Lupercio was a four-year Hornet and a three-year starter in the midfield. He tallied two goals and 10 assists in his career, ranking second on the team with five assists during his senior season in 2006. He started all 18 games in 2005 and 18 of 19 contests in 2006, only missing one game after a red card.
Lupercio received his National B license, which focuses on the principles of long-term player development and developing a team, from US Soccer in 2015. Prior to that, he played professional soccer through 2014, primarily playing with the Sacramento Knights and Sacramento Gold in the NPSL. He also played with the Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rico and played indoor soccer for the Stockton Cougars.
Since 2010 Lupercio has worked as a technical director and head coach for the Elk Grove United soccer club while he earned Advanced National and National diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He has also served as a research analyst and administrative assistant at the Andrew M. O'Brien Vocational Rehabilitation clinic since 2006.
In addition to coaching at Sacramento State, Lupercio has been coaching boys of all age groups at San Juan Soccer Club since 2017. A native of Dixon, Lupercio graduated from Sacramento State in 2007 with a degree in kinesiology. He added a master's degree in performance psychology from National University in 2014. Lupercio and his wife Paulina have a daughter, Valentina, born in August 2015.