If Northwestern’s players are even half as intense as their strength coach, Kentucky is doomed in the Music City Bowl.
Alex Spanos, the Wildcats’ strength coach, became an internet star last month after videos of him pumping up the team on the sidelines in an extra tight polo shirt went viral. Words cannot do Spanos justice; he is a spectacular ball of energy that must be seen to be believed.
The Northwestern strength coach eats nothing but 45 lb plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner pic.twitter.com/KUDVZb738q
â€” Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) November 25, 2017
A few weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune profiled Spanos, who claims he wears a large polo, not a “smedium” as the internet speculates. He was a linebacker at Robert Morris and now, works 80-hour weeks at Northwestern, waking up each day at 4:30 a.m. to “slam” protein shakes and get to the gym. His typical breakfast includes 40 grams of protein from six whole eggs, Greek yogurt, bacon, sausage, cheese, and vegetables. My goodness.
And yes, he does get cold wearing a polo with cutoff sleeves in frosty Chicago, but he says he does it on purpose so he’s “always on his toes.” (Also, those guns aren’t going to show off themselves.)
No wonder Northwestern had such a good season. How could you not be hyped with this guy around?
When the C4 kicks in … pic.twitter.com/Lecefdq9b1
â€” Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 30, 2017
Sometimes he just gets so hyped he has to stop what he’s doing and do some pull-ups:
â€” Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) November 25, 2017
Spanos’ awesomeness extends to his social media accounts. The son of Greek immigrants, he refers to himself as a “Kalamata Olive”:
Appropriately, ALL OF HIS PICTURE CAPTIONS ARE IN ALL CAPS:
We could all learn something from Spanos. Talk about someone who lives every moment of life to the fullest.
Mitch Barnhart, open the checkbook and give this guy everything he wants.