18 Facts About Steve Spagnuolo


Stephen Christopher Spagnuolo is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.


Steve Spagnuolo rejoined Andy Reid after being a defensive assistant with him from 1999 to 2006.


Steve Spagnuolo has won three Super Bowls as defensive coordinator, one with the New York Giants and two with the Kansas City Chiefs, making him the only coordinator in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different franchises.


Steve Spagnuolo was named interim head coach after the firing of former head coach Ben McAdoo on December 4,2017.


Steve Spagnuolo has worked as a college football assistant coach for the University of Connecticut, the University of Maine, Lafayette College, Rutgers University, Bowling Green University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Steve Spagnuolo spent time in the original World League of American Football and its successor, NFL Europe.


Steve Spagnuolo assisted the University of Massachusetts football team while pursuing his graduate degree.

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Steve Spagnuolo began his NFL coaching career in the Philadelphia Eagles organization in 1999, serving as linebackers and defensive backs coach.


Steve Spagnuolo spent two years in New York, and was the architect of the aggressive defensive strategy against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, which was instrumental in the close victory by the Giants.


Steve Spagnuolo hired Pat Shurmur and Ken Flajole to be the Rams' offensive and defensive coordinators respectively.


Steve Spagnuolo then hired Josh McDaniels to be the team's offensive coordinator to replace Shurmur, who left for the Browns' head-coaching job.


On January 19,2012, Steve Spagnuolo agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints to become the new defensive coordinator under head coach Sean Payton, choosing this position rather than an offer from the Philadelphia Eagles.


On January 15,2015, Steve Spagnuolo rejoined the New York Giants as defensive coordinator, serving under head coach Tom Coughlin in 2015 and then under head coach Ben McAdoo in 2016.


Steve Spagnuolo became interim head coach of the Giants after a house cleaning by the organization after the firings of McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese on December 4,2017.


On January 24,2019, Steve Spagnuolo was named defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs.


Steve Spagnuolo previously coached defensive backs and linebackers under Chiefs coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2006.


Steve Spagnuolo learned under Philadelphia defensive coach Jim Johnson, and shares the same aggressive, blitz-heavy approach as his mentor.


In Super Bowl XLII, Steve Spagnuolo's defense sacked Tom Brady five times, which was the most he had been sacked in any game that season.