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    Chris Spognardi     
     
      Chris Spognardi
Position:
Director of Football Operations

Experience:
2nd Season

Alma Mater:
Central Michigan '08

  • Chris Spognardi spent the last seven seasons working directly with current UT head coach Butch Jones at Cincinnati and Central Michigan
  • Part of two BIG EAST championship teams at Cincinnati and two MAC title teams at Central Michigan
  • After serving as Assistant to the Head Coach in 2013, Spognardi was elevated to Director of Football Operations in 2014
  • He joined the Vols from Cincinnati, where he served as the chief of staff in 2011 and 2012
  • Began his career with the Bearcats as the administrative coordinator
  • At Cincinnati, was responsible for day-to-day operations of the football program
  • Served as video coordinator at Central Michigan in 2009
  • Spent three seasons as a student assistant with the Chippewas
  • Earned bachelor's degree in applied arts and sports management from Central Michigan in 2008
  • Began college career at Ashland University (Ohio) where he played wide receiver in 2004 and 2005
  • A native of Mansfield, Ohio, he and his wife Nicole, have a son Anthony
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