Spanos is in his 16th season with the
Steelers and his 15th year as a assistant linebacker coach. He is one of only three assistant
coaches to be on the Super Bowl XXX, Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII coaching staffs,
joining defensive line coach John Mitchell and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.
As a defensive assistant, Spanos assists the linebackers
and the defensive coaching staff with game preparation, video analysis and
scouting of Steelers’ opponents.
A 1994 graduate ofTulsa, he was
a four-year letterman and three-year starter at offensive center. Spanos stayed
at Tulsa for a
year after his playing career concluded to assist coaching the linebackers. He
then joined the Steelers as an intern in the scouting department. After his
one-year internship, Spanos was promoted to his current position of defensive
Spanos and his wife
Timme reside in Pittsburgh with their two sons, Zachary (9) and Caleb (6), and
daughter Gabriella (4).