Assistant Coach Cody Pletcher returns in 2018 for his 12th season with both Cal Lutheran water polo programs.
With a CLU women's SCIAC title in 2009, Pletcher has the rare honor of having been a member of a SCIAC Championship team as both coach and player, after helping Whittier to the SCIAC men's championshin in 2004.
Originally from Houston, Texas, he attended Alvin High School where he played water polo for three years. He earned all-conference selections twice and an all-state bid his senior year. He held the record for the 200 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle while attending Alvin.
He earned a degree in history while minoring in education at Whittier where he played four years of water polo for the Poets. Cody also has a master's degree in history from Cal State Northridge.
Most recently, Pletcher was inducted into the Whittier College Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to the SCIAC Championship team at Whittier College in 2004. He, alongside Head Coach Craig Rond, received the honor of SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year during the 2017 women's season. Cody has helped 10 different goalies obtain All-American awards during his time with the university.
Pletcher is also currently the head boys' water polo coach at Rio Mesa High School, and is looking to win a CIF Championship with that program.