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Pitt Wrestling Promotes Luke Pletcher to Assistant Coach



Luke Pletcher

Pitt Wrestling promoted volunteer assistant coach Luke Pletcher to a full-time assistant coaching role, the program announced Friday.

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Pletcher served as a volunteer assistant coach for the last two seasons. He worked extensively with rising redshirt senior Cole Matthews, who won the ACC title in the 141-pound weight class and finished fifth in the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Matthews also won the 65kg title at the USA U-23 World Trials in early June.

Before Pitt, Pletcher wrestled at Ohio State from 2016-20. As a Buckeye, Pletcher won the Big 10 Title in the 141-pound weight class in 2020 and earned All-American status three times.

He wrestled at nearby Latrobe High School, winning the PIAA state title three times.

Pletcher replaces long-time assistant, Jordan Leen, who left for the head coaching position at Brown in June.

He also gets a chance this upcoming season to coach his younger brother, Jack Pletcher, who also wrestled at Latrobe.


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1 year ago

The natural evolution, and a good one!

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