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Jonathan Spring joined the Capital coaching staff in 2008 after a playing career as a four-year letter winner for the Crusaders on the defensive line.A 2008 graduate of Capital, Spring was an All-American during his senior season in 2007 and was part of Capital’s run of three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2005-2007. Spring was also an All-OAC First Team selection in 2007, tallying a team-best 18 tackles for loss and notching 9.5 of the Crusaders' single-season record 50 sacks. Among Spring's goals is to continue CU's tradition of stellar defensive units and to annually compete for national championships. Prior to receiving his degree in Financial Economics, Spring was invited and participated in the Cleveland Browns' free agent rookie camp before returning to Capital to serve as an intern assistant coach for the Crusaders in 2008.Spring's aspirations to play professional football were realized in 2009, when he signed a one-year contract to play for the Schwabish Hall Unicorns of the German Football League. Spring made the most of his opportunity, pacing the GFL in sacks while being an essential piece of the Unicorns' run to the semi-final game. After one year of professional football, Spring returned Capital in the fall of 2009 as an assistant coach while focusing primarily on the defensive line and the strength and conditioning program. Spring's strength and conditioning background has been greatly influenced by Nick Kyros, who has worked with several Division I programs as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also assisted with the Crusaders during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. During the off-season, Spring serves as the game-day manager for Capital’s indoor track & field meets.
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