Carmel High School, 1997 – Present
Chris has served as the head coach of Carmel High School swim teams since 2006. During that time his teams have earned eleven girls and six boys state championships, making him the winningest coach in IHSAA swimming and diving history. The Carmel Girls High School team was named “Public High School National Champions” by Swimming World Magazine seven times (2009-11 and 2013-16). In addition to other accolades, Plumb was voted as the 2008 IHSAA Girls High School Coach of the Year and the 2008 Indiana Swimming Senior Coach of the year. Under his helm, the Carmel High School girls teams have broken the National Public High School Record in the 400 freestyle relay twice, the 200 freestyle relay three times and the 200 medley relay five times.
Chris was a four-year letter winner himself, from Indiana University. He earned six All-American honors, and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection each year from 1994-1997, team MVP in 1996, and captained the team as a senior. Prior to joining the Carmel staff, Plumb worked toward his master’s degree and served as Assistant Coach at the University of Miami(FL) for four years, where he was involved in all aspects of a program that ranked among the nation’s top twenty every year. Chris started his coaching career, as head coach of the Bloomington South High School boy’s swimming and diving team. Chris lives in Carmel with his wife, Emily, and sons William and Nicholas.