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Kansas City Chiefs hires Steve Spagnuolo as Defensive Coordinator

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Steve Spagnuolo has returned to the NFL following one-year away from the league. He has been named the Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator on Thursday.

He replaces Bob Sutton, who was fired by the team on Tuesday. Sutton was let go after the team lost on Sunday in the AFC Championship game in overtime to the New England Patriots.

Former New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo looks over his plays against the Dallas Cowboys

Steve Spagnuolo looks over his plays against the Dallas Cowboys (Getty Images)

Before being named the Chiefs Defensive Coordinator, he was the New York Giants Interim Head Coach in 2017. He coached the final four games of that season and went 1-3.

He was the team’s Defensive Coordinator before his promotion after Ben McAdoo was fired. He was the Baltimore Ravens Secondary Coach in 2014.

He also served as the Ravens Senior Defensive Assistant in 2013. Spags also served as the New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator in 2012.

He also was the St. Louis Rams head coach from 2009 through 2011. He went a combined 10-38 in those three seasons.

His best season was a 7-9 mark in 2010 with the team.

Before being named the Rams head coach, he was the Giants Defensive Coordinator in 2007 and 2008. He also was the Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers Coach from 2004 through 2006.

He also was the Eagles Defensive Backs Coach from 2001 through 2003. Spas served as an Eagles Defensive Assistant in 1999 and 2000.

He also was the Frankfurt Galaxy Defensive Coordinator and Linebacker Coach in 1998. He was the Bowling Green Falcons Defensive Backs Coach in 1996 and 1997.

He also served as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Defensive Backs Coach in 1994 and 1995. He was the Maine Black Bears Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach in 1994.

In addition, Spagnuolo was the Black Bears Defensive Backs Coach in 1993. He was the Barcelona Dragons Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coach in 1992.

He also served as the Connecticut Huskies Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach in 1990 and 1991. He was the Huskies Defensive Backs Coach from 1987 through 1989.

He was the Lafayette Leopards Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams coach from 1984 through 1986. He was a Washington Redskins Player Personnel Intern in 1983.

Spagnuolo began his coaching career as a UMass Minutemen Graduate Assistant in 1981 and 1982.

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