Mr. Spinner lettered in football, basketball, and track and field at Episcopal, helping each team to win championships and setting several school records. He was a Monitor and received the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth at Commencement.
He co-captained the varsity football team as a junior and senior, leading the team to an undefeated season, IAC championship, and No. 14 ranking by The Washington Post for the 1998 season. As a senior, Mr. Spinner was named IAC Most Valuable Player, earned High School All-American and First Team All-Metro honors, and was ranked as the No. 10 combination quarterback in the nation by National Recruiting Advisor. He quarterbacked the team to three straight victories over Woodberry Forest, received the Jack Moncure Award for Football for two years, and was selected to play in the annual Chesapeake Classic all-star high school football game.
Mr. Spinner had more than 60 career touchdowns, running and passing, which set both EHS and Alexandria records, and as a senior he was named The Journal Newspapers Northern Virginia Football Player of the Year, Alexandria Gazette and Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Player of the Year, Fairfax County Hall of Fame Player of the Year, and Pigskin Club of Washington Quarterback of the Year.
On the basketball team, Mr. Spinner served as captain in his sophomore, junior, and senior years, leading the team to state championships each year, as well as to victories over Woodberry Forest. The team won the IAC championship in his junior year, and he was named to the VISAA Tournament Team. Mr. Spinner earned All-IAC honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior, All-Met Honorable Mention as a senior, All-State as a junior and a senior, and was named to the Sidwell Friends All-Tournament Team as a senior.
He was selected to the All-VISAA Tournament Team as a junior and was the VISAA State Tournament Most Valuable Player as a senior. As a senior, Mr. Spinner was named as Alexandria Sportsman’s Club’s Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the Capitol Classic All-Star Game. His teammates elected his as their most valuable player in his junior and senior years, and in both years he received the William Caskie Watts Award for Basketball.
Finally, Mr. Spinner also excelled on Episcopal’s spring track and field team, co-captaining the team in his final two years. He led the team to IAC championships as a junior and senior, and as a junior he won the triple jump and ran on the winning 4x100 team at the IAC championship. He was All-IAC in his sophomore, junior, and senior year; set a new School records in the triple jump (44’10”); and ran on School-record-setting 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.
Mr. Spinner earned football scholarships at the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond. He later played for the Frankfurt Galaxy, 2006 World Bowl Champions, as part of NFL Europe. Today he continues to be part of Episcopal athletics, coaching the varsity football and girls’ varsity basketball teams.