Roderick Plummer
Roderick Plummer
Title: Linebackers Coach
Phone: 508-793-2584
Previous College: Washington State, 1993
Experience: First Season

Recruiting Areas: California, Kentucky (Louisville Metro), New Jersey, New York (Rockland County), Pennsylvania (South Central & 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 Fame.

Plummer's Collegiate Coaching File
Years School Position
1994-1995 Kutztown
Running Backs Coach
1996 James Madison
Running Backs Coach
1997-1998 Hampton
Running Backs Coach
1999-2000 Michigan State
Graduate Assistant Coach
2001 Wayne State
Linebackers / Special Teams Coach
2002-2003 Kutztown
Linebackers / Special Teams Coach
2004-2006 Cornell
Secondary  / Special Teams Coach
2007 Idaho Running Backs / Special Teams Coach
2008 Florida A&M
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