|Prior to his time with the Marlies, Spott spent 12 seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The Toronto, Ontario native served the first seven seasons with the Rangers as an assistant coach under current NHL bench boss Peter DeBoer, during which the team won the Memorial Cup in 2003. Spott was named Kitchener's head coach prior to the 2008-09 campaign, and over five seasons compiled a record of 187-121-32. He guided the Rangers to four playoff berths, including two trips to the Western Conference Final. Spott also served as Kitchener's General Manager for five seasons.|
Spott also has significant international coaching experience. In the summer of 2008, he was an assistant coach with Team Canada at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament where Canada captured the gold medal. In 2010, he won a silver medal as an assistant coach with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Saskatchewan. The following year he led Canada to a gold medal as head coach of the under-18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in the Czech Republic. Spott was also appointed head coach of Team Canada at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia.
During his playing career, Spott registered 148 points (75 goals, 73 assists) in 121 games as a forward at Colgate University. He would go on to play 20 games for the Newmarket Saints of the AHL before finishing his playing career with Heerenveen in the Netherlands.