Gerald Robert Planutis (born May 18, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football halfback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Michigan State University and was drafted in the 12th round of the 1956 NFL Draft. Planutis attended West Hazleton High School, PA, and served in the Army, during his period in Free Territory of Trieste played football with a local team, he appeared in two Rose Bowl games for the Spartans, and was head football coach at John Adams High School in South Bend, IN. He also head coached at Lakeshore in Stevensville, MI. He currently resides in Bridgman, MI where he is commonly referred to as Coach.