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  Roderick Plummer
Roderick Plummer

Position:
Running Backs

Experience:
2nd Season at UMass

Alma Mater:
Washington State '93


Roderick Plummer joined the Minutemen as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach prior to the 2012 season - bringing with him 17 years of coaching experience at all levels of college football. For the three season prior to his arrival at the University of Massachusetts, Plummer served as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at Yale. In 2013, Plummer will focus his efforts on the Minutemen running back corp.

In 2012, Plummer developed future NFL-draftee Michael Cox, who now enters his first year as a member of the New York Giants. A graduate student at UMass, Cox finished his only season working with Plummer with 715 rushing yards and five touchdowns after running for 169 yards and a pair of scores during four seasons at the University of Michigan.

For the past decade, Plummer has coached special teams, with three of his players either being drafted or signed to free agent contracts by National Football League teams.

His coaching career includes stops at Florida A&M, Idaho, Cornell and Michigan State, where he coached under Nick Saban and Bobby Williams.

Plummer began his coaching career in 1994 with Kutztown University. He also served National Footbal League Coaching Internships with Philadelphia, Jacksonville, San Francisco and Cleveland.

A native of Oakland, Calif., Plummer is a 1993 graduate of Washington State 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.

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PLUMMER'S YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS
Year Team Position Record Postseason Note
1994 Kutztown (Pa.) Running Backs Coach 5-5 -
1995 Kutztown (Pa.) Running Backs Coach 6-4 -
1996 James Madison Running Backs Coach 7-4 -
1994 Hampton Running Backs Coach 10-2 DI-AA 1st Round
1998 Hampton Running Backs Coach 9-3 DI-AA 1st Round
1999 Michigan State Graduate Assistant 10-2 Citrus Bowl
2000 Michigan State Graduate Assistant 5-6 -
2001 Wayne State Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 3-7 -
2002 Kutztown (Pa.) Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 4-7 -
2003 Kutztown (Pa.) Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 6-5 -
2004 Cornell Defensive Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 4-6 -
2005 Cornell Defensive Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 6-4 -
2006 Cornell Defensive Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 5-5 -
2007 Idaho Special Teams Coordinator/Offensive Assistant 1-11 -
2008 Florida A&M Defensive Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 9-3 -
2009 Yale Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 4-6 -
2010 Yale Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 7-3 -
2011 Yale Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 5-5 -
2012 Massachusetts Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 1-11 -

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