|Previous College:||Washington State, 1993|
Recruiting Areas: California (Los Angeles &
San Diego Metro, Northern), Delaware, Florida (Southeastern), New
Jersey (Southern), Pennsylvania (Southeastern)
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Roderick Plummer is in his first season on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2014, serving as the linebackers coach. Plummer, who has 20 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, joined the Crusaders after spending the previous two seasons at the University of Massachusetts.
During the 2012 and 2013 campaigns, Plummer was the running backs coach at UMass, in addition to serving as special teams coordinator in 2012. He played a key role for the Minutemen in helping the program transition to the Mid-American Conference and the football bowl subdivision.
Prior to his time at UMass, Plummer was the running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Yale from 2009-2011. His other coaching stops include time at Cornell (2004-2006), Florida A&M (2008), Hampton (1997-1998), Idaho (2007), James Madison (1996), Kutztown (1994-1995 and 2002-2003), Michigan State (1999-2000) and Wayne State (2001). Plummer helped lead Hampton to back-to-back Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championships in 1997 and 1998, and was on the staff of the Michigan State team which won the Citrus Bowl following the 1999 season. He also had National Football League coaching fellowships with Philadelphia, Jacksonville, San Francisco and Cleveland.
A number of Plummer’s former players have either been drafted or signed free agent contracts in the National Football League, including T.J. Conley (Idaho), Michael Cox (UMass), LeRoy Vann (Florida A&M) and Bryan Walters (Cornell).
A native of Oakland, Calif., Plummer is a 1993 graduate of
Washington State University, where he was a four-year letterwinner
and starting linebacker for the Cougars. In 2002, he was inducted
into the St. Mary’s College High School Athletic Hall of
|Plummer's Collegiate Coaching File|
||Running Backs Coach
||Running Backs Coach|
||Running Backs Coach|
||Graduate Assistant Coach|
||Linebackers / Special Teams Coach
||Linebackers / Special Teams Coach|
||Secondary / Special Teams Coach
|2007||Idaho||Running Backs / Special Teams Coach|
||Secondary / Special Teams Coach|
|2009-2011||Yale||Running Backs / Special Teams Coach|
|2012||Massachusetts||Running Backs / Special Teams Coach|
|2013||Massachusetts||Running Backs Coach|
|2014||Holy Cross||Linebackers Coach|