PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Steve Dolan, the James P. Tuppeny and Betty J. Costanza Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, has announced that Jeff Pflaumbaum will join the Quakers staff as an assistant throws coach beginning with the 2016-17 season.
Pflaumbaum comes to Penn following successful collegiate coaching stints at Lehigh University, Swarthmore College and Temple University. During a span of five seasons, Pflaumbaum has guided five student-athletes to NCAA national qualifying marks, 48 IC4A/ECAC qualifiers, 33 all-conference honorees and a total of eight school records have been broken under his tutelage.
Most recently, Pflaumbaum was the assistant track & field coach of throwing and multi-events as well as the recruiting coordinator at Lehigh University from 2013-16. During his time with the Mountain Hawks, Pflaumbaum led three student-athletes to Patriot League titles including the 2016 men’s shot put champion and the 2016 and 2015 women’s javelin champion.
During the 2011-12 seasons, Pflaumbaum was the throwing and multi-events assistant coach at Temple University where he led student-athletes to three conference titles in the indoor shot put, outdoor shot put and discus. Additionally, he guided qualifiers to NCAA Nationals and Junior Nationals and three of Temple’s school records were broken during that campaign. At the conclusion of the conference season, his protégé garnered A-10 Rookie of the Year honors.
Coach Pflaumbaum moved to Swarthmore College the following year to serve as the team’s strength coach as well as work with the throwers and multi-events athletes. At Swarthmore his athletes earned three top-three performances at the Centennial Conference Championship, three ECAC qualifying marks and broke four school records.
As a thrower at NC State, Pflaumbaum was an All-ACC honoree in the discus and an NCAA qualifier in the weight throw. Following his collegiate career, he earned four sub-masters All-American accolades in the shot put. He holds a B.A. in Religion with a Classical Greek minor from N.C. State and a B.M. in Contemporary Writing from The Berklee College of Music.
Pflaumbaum holds a USATF Level 1 certification and a USTFCCCA 310 Strength and Conditioning certification.