Dave Plungas enters his third season on UAlbany's coaching staff in 2017, being promoted to recruiting coordinator and outside linebackers coach.
A 2013 graduate from UAlbany, Plungas was a member of the Danes' squad from 2008 to 2012. Plungas, a linebacker from Concord Township, Ohio, totaled 246 tackles in 43 games in his career. Plungas helped UAlbany win three Northeast Conference Championships (2008, 2011, 2012) and to the program's first NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2011.
Prior to his return to UAlbany, Plungas spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, he coached the linebackers and helped the Engineers to a 5-5 record in 2013 and 6-5 mark and an appearance in the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl Game in 2014.