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 HistoryTeamYears
Head CoachDuke Blue Devils1983-1986
Head CoachOle Miss Rebels1978-1982
Head CoachTexas Tech Red Raiders1975-1977
Head CoachVanderbilt Commodores1973-1974
Ofensive CoordinatorGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets1972
Offensive CoordinatorFlorida St. Seminoles1971
Assistant CoachAlabama Crimson Tide1968-1970
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