He coached at Duke University from 1983 to 1986. During his tenure, he compiled a 13-31 record. From 1978 to 1982, he was the head coach at Ole Miss, compiling a 13-34-1 record. From 1975 to 1977, he served as the head coach at Texas Tech and compiled a 23-12 record. From 1973 to 1974, he served as the head football coach at Vanderbilt, compiling a 12-9-2 record and leading the Commodores to a rare bowl game (the 1974 Peach Bowl), which ended in a tie with the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Sloan's defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt was future NFL legend Bill Parcells. When Sloan left for Texas Tech, Parcells followed him and again served as defensive coordinator.
Sloan is the author of Calling Life's Signals: The Steve Sloan Story (with James C. Hefley) and A Whole New Ball Game.
In 2000, Sloan was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. During his high school career at Bradley County High School in Cleveland, Tennessee, Sloan earned All-State Honors and played on State Championship teams in the sports of football, basketball, baseball, and golf.
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