Lou Spanos
Washington Redskins
Career information
Status: Active (coach)
Position(s): C
College: Tulsa
 As coach:


Pittsburgh Steelers
(Defense - Quality Control)
Washington Redskins
UCLA Bruins
(Defensive Coordinator)
Career highlights and awards
Honors: Pac-12 South Division Champions (2012)

Louis G. "Lou" Spanos is a football coach, currently serving as Defensive Coordinator for the UCLA Bruins football team.[1] He was previously linebackers coach for the Washington Redskins[2] and a defensive quality control and assistant linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.[3]


Football career

Spanos attended to Keystone Oaks High School and played in the 1989 Big 33 Football Classic. A graduate of Tulsa University, Spanos was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at offensive center, he was the center for former Tulsa quarterback Gus Frerotte, he graduated in 1994.

Coaching career

Spanos stayed at Tulsa for a year after his playing career concluded to assist coaching the linebackers. He joined the Steelers in 1995. To the date, Spanos is one of only two assistant coaches to be on both the Super Bowl XXX, Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII coaching staffs, joining defensive line coach John Mitchell. On January 13 Spanos was hired by Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins to be their linebacker's coach.


Spanos and his wife Timme reside in Pittsburgh with their two sons, Zachary (8) and Caleb (5), and daughter Gabriella (3).

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Quality Control coach
Succeeded by
Jerry Olsavsky
Preceded by
Kirk Olivadotti
Washington Redskins linebackers coach
Succeeded by

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