Diner Morning News: Spagnuolo’s First Year

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Published: July 21, 2009

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QUOTE: “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. ... The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.” -- Walter Lippmann

Today, in the second part of our series on first-year NFL coaches, we’ll look at Steve Spagnuolo of the St. Louis Rams.


Spagnuolo, 49, has spent a lifetime preparing for the opportunity that awaits him in St. Louis. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts. Steve worked his way into different roles and even worked a short time for the Redskins when current Rams GM Billy Devaney was there, forging their friendship.

Spending most of his ...

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