• Enters his third season at Northern Arizona University after being hired in February of 2013. Plough begins his first season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He spent the previous two seasons as the wide receivers coach.
• In 2014, Plough coached wide receiver Ify Umodu to All-Big Sky third team honors. Umodu went on to sign a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears in 2015. Junior Alex Holmes received Big Sky Honorable Mention accolades.
• Coached Nick Cole and Jesse Brantley to Big Sky Honorable Mention accolades in 2013. His receivers scored 11 of the team’s 13 receiving touchdowns, while four players registered 300 or more receiving yards on the season.
• Had a 10-year playing and coaching career at UC Davis under head coach Bob Biggs. He was the starting quarterback for the Aggies in 2007 and was also the backup for three seasons (2004-06). In his senior season, he completed better than 64 percent of his passes for 1,355 yards and 11 touchdowns.
• Began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant on the Aggie staff for the 2008 season before earning a full-time role as quarterbacks coach in 2009.
• Added responsibilities each season of his four-year stint, finishing as co-offensive coordinator and play caller for the 2012 season in the school’s first season in the Big Sky Conference. He started calling plays for the Aggies in 2011 and was also the pass-game coordinator for each of the last three seasons (2010-12).
• Set school records at Ramona High School for completions (312) and passing yards (5,005). He earned All-Valley League honors in both football and baseball as a senior. He added second-team All-San Diego Section distinction in 2002.
• Graduated from UC Davis in 2008 with a degree in history and earned his master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University in 2012.
• Plough and his wife Christine were married in June 2013.
College: UC Davis, 2008
Playing Experience: UC Davis, 2005-08
Plough's Coaching Chronology
2008 UC Davis, Volunteer Assistant
2009 UC Davis, Quarterbacks Coach
2013 Northern Arizona, Wide Receivers Coach
2015 Northern Arizona, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
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