In his first season with the Mountaineers, Sloan's defensive backfield helped ASU rank among the nation's top 30 teams in pass defense, pass-efficiency defense and interceptions. He coached a pair of all-Southern Conference honorees, including All-America safety Mark LeGree, who ranked among the nation's top 20 with five interceptions and was a fifth-round selection of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Immediately preceding his arrival at Appalachian, Sloan spent three years at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., including serving as the program's head coach in 2009. During his three-year stint at Riverside, which included two seasons (2007-08) as defensive coordinator, he helped lead the Eagles to three playoff berths and an 18-15 overall record. He was also the school's athletics director for two years (2008-09).
He also served as the defensive coordinator at Griffin (Ga.) High School in 2006, where his squad posted an 11-1 record and advanced to the second round of the Georgia state playoffs.
Prior to his four-year stint in the high-school ranks, Sloan was a successful college assistant at Georgia Southern (defensive backs, 2002-05), Georgia Military (defensive coordinator/recruiting coordinator/defensive backs, 1996-2001) and Clemson (graduate assistant, 1992-95).
While at Georgia Southern, he helped lead the Eagles to two Southern Conference championships and three NCAA Division I-AA playoff berths. He mentored three all-Americans, six all-conference selections and one NFL Draft pick (David Young 2003 sixth round, Jacksonville Jaguars) at GSU.
At Georgia Military, he coordinated a defense that set a National Junior College Athletic Association record for total defense while winning the NJCAA national championship in 2001. Immediately preceding Sloan's arrival at GMC, current ASU defensive coordinator Dale Jones held that post at the Milledgeville, Ga. school.
Sloan's four-year stint as a graduate assistant at Clemson came on the heels of a successful playing career for the Tigers. He played defensive back at Clemson from 1988-91, was a member of three bowl teams and helped lead the squad to the 1991 Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Following his graduation from Clemson, he began his coaching career at his alma mater and helped lead the Tigers to two more bowl appearances in four years.
Sloan is married to the former Stephanie Crisco. They have two sons Seth (a freshman defensive back at ASU) and Samuel.
SLOAN AT A GLANCE
1992: Clemson (Video Graduate Assistant)
1993-95: Clemson (Graduate Assistant)
1996-1999: Georgia Military College (Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Backs)
2000-01: Georgia Military College (Assistant Head Coach)
2002-05: Georgia Southern (Defensive Backs)
2006: Griffin (Ga.) High School (Defensive Coordinator/Def. Backs)
2007-08: Riverside (Ga.) Military Academy (Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coord.)
2009: Riverside (Ga.) Military Academy (Head Coach)
2010-present: Appalachian State (Defensive Backs)
1988-91: Clemson (DB)
Alma Mater: Clemson, 1992 (Master's Clemson, 1994)
Hometown: Woodruff, S.C.
Wife: Stephanie (Crisco)
Sons: Seth and Samuel