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Steve Sloan

Steve Sloan played quarterback for Paul “Bear” Bryant and the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1962-1965, and began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Alabama from 1968-1970, learning the craft from Bryant. Sloan would later serve as the head coach at four different schools, including two seasons as head coach at Vanderbilt and five seasons as head coach at Ole Miss. He took over the Vanderbilt program in 1973, going 5-6, but improved dramatically in his second season in Nashville, finishing 7-3-2 including a berth in the Peach Bowl.

After three years coaching the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Sloan arrived in Oxford in 1978 and led Ole Miss through five straight losing seasons. His best season as coach of the Rebels was his first year in ’78, when Ole Miss ended the year 5-6. Sloan was 20-34-1 overall at Ole Miss and just 8-23-1 in SEC play in that time. He would later go on to coach at Duke for four seasons, ending his career with a 68-86-3 combined record as a head coach. He served as athletic director at Alabama from 1987-1989.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Duke Blue Devils 1983-1986
Head Coach Ole Miss Rebels 1978-1982
Head Coach Texas Tech Red Raiders 1975-1977
Head Coach Vanderbilt Commodores 1973-1974
Ofensive Coordinator Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 1972
Offensive Coordinator Florida St. Seminoles 1971
Assistant Coach Alabama Crimson Tide 1968-1970

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