Plough was a quarterback at UCD from 2003 through 2007 where he finished with 1,466 yards passing and 12 touchdowns for his career. Plough would spend the 2008 through 2012 seasons on the UCD coaching staff before joining Northern Arizona for 4 seasons from 2013 through 2016 as a wide receivers coach and then the offensive coordinator role for the latter two years.
In 2017, Plough returned to UC Davis as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, which coincided with the Aggies’ first FCS playoff appearance in 2018. The role of associate head coach was added to Plough’s duties for 2019 and 2020. Plough spent part of two seasons with Boise State (2021-22) and most recently was the tight end coach at California in 2023.
Plough will be looking to maintain the momentum built by Hawkins who went 44-31 in his seven seasons including 7-4 in 2023 and narrowly missed out on an at-large FCS Playoff berth as one of the last four teams out.
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