|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Cleveland State University head wrestling coach Josh Moore announced the hiring of Joe Pflug as a volunteer assistant coach in August 2018.
Pflug returned to the collegiate coaching ranks bringing prior Division I coaching experience, having served as an assistant at Eastern Michigan for two seasons (2009-10, 2010-11).
Pflug was the 2006 NCAA Division III national champion at 157 pounds. He also finished in third place at NCAA's in 2007, earning his second All-American plaque. He was ranked No. 1 in the country during his senior year until a season-ending injury halted his bid for a second title. Pflug compiled an overall collegiate record of 60-5. He earned his degree in health and physical education from Heidelberg in 2009.
A 2002 graduate of Maple Heights High School in Maple Heights, Ohio, Pflug grappled his way to two state titles (2001, 2002) and a pair of state runner-up finishes (1999, 2000).
"Joe brings a great amount of experience and enthusiasm to our staff," Moore said at the time of his hiring. "He was regarded as one of the best Ohio high school wrestlers of his time. I'm excited to see the impact he will have on our student-athletes."