Tyler Plantz named third head coach in Providence history

2010 graduate currently coaching at Notre Dame

When veteran Providence Catholic head coach Mark Coglianese announced he would be stepping down at the conclusion of the 2021 fall football season, the school went searching for a replacement who had an understanding of the school and the program’s rich history.

The school ended up finding just that with the Monday announcement that Tyler Plantz would become the third head coach in Providence football history for the fall 2022 season.

Plantz is a 2010 graduate of Providence, starting at linebacker on the 2009 Class 6A state runner-up squad. He was a co-MVP of that Celtics team.

After Providence, Plantz went to Notre Dame, where he joined the football team as a walk-on, escalating through the program, first as a member of the scout team, then working on special teams before being elevated to a scholarship athlete for his senior season. He was a participant in the 2013 BCS National Championship game. He graduated with a business administration/finance degree from Notre Dame in 2014.

He began his coaching career at Notre Dame in 2015, holding various roles, including coaching assistant, strength and conditioning coach, offensive line assistant, senior special teams and offensive analyst and his current position, assistant director of football operations.

“We are excited to welcome coach Plantz to Providence Catholic as the new head of the football program,” Providence athletic director Doug Ternik said in a release from the school. “Tyler has a long history of success both on the field and off, and undoubtedly will continue the Celtic tradition of excellence on the field and in the classroom.”

Steve Soucie

Steve Soucie

Steve Soucie has been the Sports Editor at the Joliet Herald News since August of 2018. Prior to that, Soucie worked at the Kankakee Daily Journal and for Pro Football Weekly.