Pitt Wrestling promoted volunteer assistant coach Luke Pletcher to a full-time assistant coaching role, the program announced Friday.
Luke Pletcher 🤝 Assistant Coach@LukePletcher has been elevated from volunteer assistant to a full-time coaching role on Keith Gavin's Pitt staff.
— Pitt Wrestling (@Pitt_WRES) July 1, 2022
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.