Plyler joins Wilmington College coaching staff


WC Sports Info. Dept.



WILMINGTON – Former Heidelberg University coach Brandon Plyler has joined the Wilmington College football staff as a wide receivers coach and video coordinator.

“Brandon brings both playing experience and coaching experience to a veteran wide receiver room,” said acting head coach Corey Fillipovich. “He has learned from some to the top receiver coaches in the profession! I cannot wait to see his guys compete athletically and academically.”

Plyler comes to Wilmington from Adrian College (Mich.) where he served as the Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach and assistant special teams coordinator for the 2021 fall season. He aided head coach Jim Deere with preparing individual practice drills, teaching the offensive assignments of the wide receiving core as well coordinating the kickoff return unit.

Plyler is no stranger to the Ohio Athletic Conference having spent a season on Scott Donaldson’s staff at Heidelberg University and helped the Student Princes to a 4-1 record during the COVID-19-altered 2020-21 academic year that saw football being played in the spring. He charted plays for the offense and had recruiting areas that included Ohio and West Virginia.

A graduate of NCAA Division II Concord University (W. Va.), Plyler enjoyed a decorated career as a wide receiver and finished in the top 10 for career marks in several categories including receptions (149), receiving yards (1,841) and receiving touchdowns (17). A two-time captain, he earned the Presidential Excellence Award and was nominated for Allstate Good Works Team.

Plyler has a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Concord and an MBA from Heidelberg.

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WC Sports Info. Dept.