Director of Player Personnel
Ohio State University
Pantoni started in his Ohio State position in December 2011 after working at the University of Florida for five years. He had direct responsibilities as a recruiting program coordinator for two seasons, including serving as Florida's director of football administration from March 2011 through the end of the 2011 regular season.
Pantoni also helped with Florida's highly successful summer camp showcase, Friday Night Lights. One of the best-known on-campus summer camps, this one-night event was held under the lights in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with music and highlight videos on the scoreboard. The concept of Friday Night Lights has continued in Columbus each July in Ohio Stadium.
A Florida native, Pantoni grew up in Sarasota and attended the University of Florida. He has both bachelor's (Summa Cum Laude; 2004) and master's (2006) degrees from Florida in applied physiology and kinesiology.
Pantoni's wife, the former Kristin O'Berry, is also a Florida native (Jacksonville) and a University of Florida graduate. The couple has a set of twins: son Hayden and daughter, Madison, who were born Summer of 2015.
Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.
High School: Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota, Fla.) H.S.
Alma Mater: Florida, 2004
Master's Degree: Florida, 2006
Year in Administration: 10th (Fifth year at Ohio State)
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