The Episcopal Weightlifting team consists of athletes from sixth through twelfth grades. The program practices in the new stadium complex. The Weightlifting team is led by Program Director and Strength & Conditioning Coach Craig Pluta.
About the Coach
Craig Pluta is in his seventh year of coaching and has been at Episcopal for four years. Coach Pluta has been the strength and conditioning director, weightlifting program director, and assistant football coach during his time at ESJ. Before joining Episcopal, Coach Pluta was the assistant strength coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also had coaching positions at the University of Memphis, the University of Missouri and Youngstown State University. He played football collegiately at Slippery Rock University and has a master’s degree in exercise and sports sciences. Coach Pluta is currently involved in Strength Nation, which is a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged youth receive strength training.