Sean Spencer

DL Coach, Florida

About this speaker

Sean Spencer enters his first season with the Gators after being named co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach prior to the 2022 season. A veteran of more than 20 years at the collegiate and professional levels, Spencer joined the Gators after spending two seasons (2020-21) as the New York Giants defensive line coach. Prior to the Giants, Spencer spent six seasons (2014-19) at Penn State, where he was also associate head coach and run game coordinator his final two years (2018-19). In 2015 and 2018, Penn State led the nation in sacks, first with 50 and then with 47. Additionally, the Nittany Lions ranked fourth in the country with 8.2 tackles for loss a game in 2018. That year, the defense was a frequent fixture in the opposition’s backfield, leading the country in sacks (3.62) for the second time in four years and ranking fourth in tackles for loss (8.2). In 2017, the line helped the defense finish in the top 25 in FBS in scoring defense (7th; 16.5), sacks (7th; 3.23), rushing defense (14th; 118.0), total defense (17th; 329.5), takeaways (23rd; 25) and tackles for loss (25th; 7.2). Prior to Penn State, Spence spent three seasons (2011-13) at Vanderbilt. During his tenure, the defensive lines helped the Commodores finish in the top 25 in the nation in total defense all three years. Spencer coached the Bowling Green defensive line in 2009-10 and had two stints at Massachusetts, also coaching the defensive front in 2001-03 and in 2007-08. He also has coached at Hofstra (2006), Villanova (2005), Holy Cross (2004), Trinity College (1998-2000), Shippensburg (1996- 97) and Wesleyan (1995).


Teaching pass rush: outside and inside rushers

March 10, 2023, 06:00 PM
Sean Spencer