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Sean Spencer returned to the UMass football program in 2007 as the defensive line/special teams coach. He previously coached at UMass in the 2001-03 seasons as the defensive line coach. Spencer has spent five of the last six years coaching in the Atlantic 10 (which morphed into the CAA in 2007).
Spencer spent the 2006 season at Hofstra University where he was the defensive line coach for the Pride. He also served as the team's NFL Liaison in addition to his coaching duties.
In the summer of 2006, Spencer took part in an NFL summer internship with the New York Jets.
Prior to Hofstra, Spencer served as linebackers coach at Villanova University in 2005 where he coached first team all-conference selection Brian Hulea.
Spencer also spent one season at the College of Holy Cross where he served as defensive line coach in 2004. Before his stint at Holy Cross, Spencer served as the defensive line coach at UMass from 2001 through 2003. In his final season in Amherst, the Minutemen finish second in the Atlantic 10 in sacks with 34. Under Spencer's tutelage, three linemen earned allconference honors including Minutemen defensive standout Vladamar Brower, who earned All-America honors and was a Buck Buchanan Award finalist. During his first season, Spencer helped UMass to rank sixth in the league with 26 sacks.
Spencer also coached at Trinity College from 1998 through 2000 where he was the running backs coach and pass game coordinator in 1999 before becoming the defensive line in coach 2000, Shippensburg University from 1996 to 1998 as running backs coach, and Wesleyan University from 1995 and 1996 as the wide receiver and tight ends coach.
Spencer, a three-year starter at free safety at Clarion University, was named to the 1992 NCAA Division II Preseason All-America team by The Sporting News. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1995.
A member of the American Football Coaches Association, Spencer served as the AFCA District One Minority Committee Representative from 1999-2002. Spencer has served as a clinician at numerous camps including the Frank Glazier Clinic. Spencer has one daughter, Alysia (3).
Spencer's Collegiate Coaching File
Years School Assignment 1995 Wesleyan Wide Receivers 1996-1998 Shippensburg Running Backs 1999 Trinity Running Backs 2000 Trinity Defensive Line 2001-03 Massachusetts Defensive Line 2004 Holy Cross Defensive Line 2005 Villanova Linebackers 2006 Hofstra Defensive Line 2007 Massachusetts Def. Line/Special Teams