|Born||November 2, 1937|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|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.
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.
|Eastern Illinois Panthers (Ohio Valley Conference) (1987–2011)|
|1995||Eastern Illinois||10-2||5-1||1 - T||14th|
|2006||Eastern Illinois||Did not coach||15th|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.