EIU Memorial Celebration For Bob Spoo Feb. 16


Published on January 11 2019 10:42 am
Last Updated on January 11 2019 10:42 am
Written by Millie Lange

Eastern Illinois Athletics will hold a memorial celebration to honor former EIU football coach Bob Spoo Saturday, Feb. 16 on the Charleston campus.  The event will take place from 1 to 3 pm at the Grand Ball Room in the MLK Union on EIU’s campus.  The event is free and open to the public with refreshments provided during the two hour event.  

EIU looks forward to celebrating the legacy of Coach Spoo and what he meant not only to players and coaches personally but also what he meant to Panther football and the local community.   

Bob Spoo served as the Panthers head coach for 25 seasons retiring following the 2011 campaign.  He ended his career as the EIU leader in wins with 144 which included nine FCS playoff berths and numerous All-Conference and All-American selections.   Spoo passed away in October.