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  • Fri., May. 02, 2014 11:00AM - 1:30PM PDT STAR-PAL Celebrity Waiter Luncheon Local celebrities and Chargers players team up to help STAR/PAL raise money for San Diego's underserved youth as they offer their services colecting tips as "celebrity waiters."
  • Thu., May. 08, 2014 5:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Round 1 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 1:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Rounds 4-7 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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John Spanos
Executive Vice President of Football Operations

Bio

Spanos has risen through the ranks of football operations for the Chargers. In 2013, his 18th NFL season and 16th with the Chargers, he was promoted into his current role as Executive Vice President of Football Operations after serving previously as a pro and college scout (2003-05), assistant director of college scouting (2006-07) and director of college scouting (2008-12). He works closely with team President Dean Spanos in overseeing the football operations of the Chargers, while continuing to play a role in player personnel, evaluation of pro and college players, as well as assisting in player contract negotiations and managing the salary cap.          

Spanos first started working for the Chargers in 1995. While in high school, he worked summers as an assistant in the team’s football operations office. From 1998-00 he worked under the direction of Ed McGuire, who schooled him in contract negotiations and managing the salary cap.

From 2001-03, Spanos served two stints in the NFL’s Management Council office in New York, learning a wide range of league procedures, including reviewing new player contracts and assisting in the League’s salary cap reconciliation process.               

In recognition of his achievement in Business and Community Leadership, Spanos was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Greek Americans by Greek America Magazine in June 2010.

Spanos was born in Stockton, California. He attended The Bishop’s School in La Jolla where lettered in football as a wide receiver and defensive back, basketball and golf. He was a member of three CIF championship teams. After Bishop’s, Spanos attended Wake Forest University, graduating with a degree in business. In 2008, he was invited to participate in the NFL’s Executive Education Program at the Stanford Business School in Palo Alto, California.

John and his wife, Jodie, reside in La Jolla.

Spanos has risen through the ranks of football operations for the Chargers. In 2013, his 18th NFL season and 16th with the Chargers, he was promoted into his current role as Executive Vice President of Football Operations after serving previously as a pro and college scout (2003-05), assistant director of college scouting (2006-07) and director of college scouting (2008-12). He works closely with team President Dean Spanos in overseeing the football operations of the Chargers, while continuing to play a role in player personnel, evaluation of pro and college players, as well as assisting in player contract negotiations and managing the salary cap.          

Spanos first started working for the Chargers in 1995. While in high school, he worked summers as an assistant in the team’s football operations office. From 1998-00 he worked under the direction of Ed McGuire, who schooled him in contract negotiations and managing the salary cap.

From 2001-03, Spanos served two stints in the NFL’s Management Council office in New York, learning a wide range of league procedures, including reviewing new player contracts and assisting in the League’s salary cap reconciliation process.               

In recognition of his achievement in Business and Community Leadership, Spanos was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Greek Americans by Greek America Magazine in June 2010.

Spanos was born in Stockton, California. He attended The Bishop’s School in La Jolla where lettered in football as a wide receiver and defensive back, basketball and golf. He was a member of three CIF championship teams. After Bishop’s, Spanos attended Wake Forest University, graduating with a degree in business. In 2008, he was invited to participate in the NFL’s Executive Education Program at the Stanford Business School in Palo Alto, California.

John and his wife, Jodie, reside in La Jolla.

Recent Articles

  • John Spanos Offers Inside Take on Combine

    By Ricky Henne - Posted Feb 19, 2014

    Execute Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos gives the inside dish on the 2014 Scouting Combine.

  • Chargers Prep for Draft at Senior Bowl

    By Ricky Henne - Posted Jan 25, 2014

    The Chargers were busy preparing for the NFL Draft at the Senior Bowl last week.

  • REPLAY: Training Camp Live

    By Ricky Henne - Posted Aug 1, 2013

    Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos joins Jordan Beane for a live look in at Chargers Practice.

  • Chargers Path to the Draft: Part Three

    By Ricky Henne - Posted Apr 19, 2013

    Part three of our Path to the Draft feature highlights the final weeks leading up to draft day.

  • Path to the Draft: Part 2 - Pro Days

    By Ricky Henne - Posted Apr 10, 2013

    In the second part of our Path to the Draft feature with Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos, we take a look at another important part of the evaluating process, the pro day.

Recent Videos

  • 1-on-1 with John Spanos at the Combine

    Posted Feb 20, 2014

    Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos provides an inside perspective on what goes on at the combine.

  • Bolts Breakdown: Broncos

    Posted Jan 9, 2014

    Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos takes a look at the Chargers' Divisional Round opponents, the Denver Broncos. Bolts Breakdown appears every week on Chargers Insider.

  • Bolts Breakdown: Bengals

    Posted Jan 2, 2014

    Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos takes a look at the Chargers' Wild Card Round opponents, the Cincinnati Bengals. Bolts Breakdown appears every week on Chargers Insider.

  • Bolts Breakdown: Chiefs

    Posted Dec 26, 2013

    Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos takes a look at the Chargers Week 17 opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs. Bolts Breakdown appears every week on Chargers Insider.

  • Bolts Breakdown: Raiders

    Posted Dec 19, 2013

    Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos takes a look at the Chargers Week 16 opponents, the Oakland Raiders. Bolts Breakdown appears every week on Chargers Insider.

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