Pardue is a Christian County native who played at CCHS for Fred Clayton and later played at Austin Peay. He coached four seasons at Crittenden County before moving to Georgia. He coached LaGrange High School to three state championships and helped send several quality players to Kentucky during his time at LaGrange.
Pardue joins former Cincinnati head coach Rick Minter as new members of the UK staff. Minter will serve as co-defensive coordinator.