Bob Spoo

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Bob Spoo
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1937-11-02) November 2, 1937 (age 77)
Playing career
1956-1958 Purdue
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973-1977
1978-1986
1987-2011
Wisconsin (QB)
Purdue (QB)
Eastern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 144-127-1
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
1995 Gateway Conference Coach of the Year
2001 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year
2005 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year
2009 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year

Bob Spoo (November 2, 1937) is a retired college football coach; best known as the head coach for Eastern Illinois University. He held that position from the 1987 season until the 2011 season. His career coaching record at Eastern Illinois was 144-126-1; with 5 Gateway Conference and Ohio Valley Conference Titles; he led the Panthers to 9 playoff berths and 11 teams finished in the Top 25 polls. He coached 9 1st Team All-Americans (Tristan Burge, Tim Carver, Dan Dee, Willie High, Kevin Hill, Nick Ricks, Tony Romo, Clint Sellers and J.R. Taylor). As of completion of the 2009 season, this ranks him first at Eastern Illinois in total wins and seventh at Eastern Illinois in winning percentage.[1]

Spoo is an alumnus of Purdue University and a former quarterback on the Boilermaker's football team. Prior to receiving the head coach position at Eastern Illinois, Spoo served as an assistant at Purdue and Wisconsin, as well as a high school coach.

Spoo is married to Suzie, and have one daughter. After retiring, the Spoo's continue to reside in Charleston, Illinois.

Coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Eastern Illinois Panthers (Ohio Valley Conference) (1987–2011)
1987 Eastern Illinois 5-6 3-3 T-3rd
1988 Eastern Illinois 5-6 2-4 T-5th
1989 Eastern Illinois 9-4 4-2 2nd 15th
1990 Eastern Illinois 5-6 3-3 T-3rd
1991 Eastern Illinois 4-7 2-4 T-5th
1992 Eastern Illinois 5-6 2-4 T-3rd
1993 Eastern Illinois 3-7-1 2-3-1 T-4th
1994 Eastern Illinois 6-5 4-2 T-2nd
1995 Eastern Illinois 10-2 5-1 1 - T 14th
1996 Eastern Illinois 8-4 6-2 T-2nd 16th
1997 Eastern Illinois 8-3 5-2 T-2nd 21st
1998 Eastern Illinois 6-5 4-3 T-4th
1999 Eastern Illinois 2-10 2-5 T-6th
2000 Eastern Illinois 8-4 6-1 2nd 17th
2001 Eastern Illinois 9-2 6-0 1st 9th
2002 Eastern Illinois 8-4 5-1 T-1st 13th
2003 Eastern Illinois 4-8 3-5 T-5th
2004 Eastern Illinois 5-6 4-4 4th
2005 Eastern Illinois 9-3 8-0 1st 15th
2006 Eastern Illinois Did not coach 15th
2007 Eastern Illinois 8-4 7-1 2nd 18th
2008 Eastern Illinois 5-7 3-5 5th
2009 Eastern Illinois 8-4 6-2 1st 19th
2010 Eastern Illinois 2-9 2-6 7th
2011 Eastern Illinois 2-9 1-7 9th
Eastern Illinois: 144-131-1 68-44
Total: 144-131-1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

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