John Pluta joined the Morrisville State football coaching staff in the spring of 2009 as the defensive line coach.
Pluta brought over 20 years of coaching experience to the field in 2009, including a 20 year stint at Norwich City Schools where he won eight divisional championships, three Section IV championships, one New York State Regional Championship title while earning Press and Sun Bulletin Coach of the Year and Section IV Coach of the Year honors.
Prior to his stint at Norwich, Pluta served as the assistant varsity football coach for seven years at Harpursville before being named the head coach of the varsity program in 1981.
For twenty years Pluta taught 11th grade US History, earning Norwich City School District Teacher of the Year honors in 2006. That same year, he was named the High School Dean of Students.
Pluta is a graduate of the Manlius Military Academy and holds a bachelor of arts degree in social studies, elementary and secondary education from SUNY Oswego.