Steve Sloan What Happened To Steve Sloan?

Steve Sloan, former Alabama football quarterback and athletics director, died last weekend at age 79 in Orlando, Florida. A native of Austin, Texas, his influence can still be felt across football and sports administration circles today – let us remember his remarkable life and legacy together.

A Football Star at Alabama

Sloan made his mark as a football player at Alabama, achieving tremendous success as both two-time national champion and SEC MVP. His talents on the field were undeniable – his performance being pivotal in many victories including leading Alabama to win without Joe Namath present! – and winning in 1964 Sugar Bowl was memorable indeed!

Transition into Coaching and Administration**.

After his playing days were done, Sloan launched into an extensive coaching career which would span decades. Starting off coaching Alabama before transitioning to other institutions such as Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Ole Miss and Duke. Sloan earned numerous coaching accolades throughout this journey including SEC Coach of the Year at Vanderbilt and Southwest Conference Coach of the Year awards from Texas Tech.

Contributions to Sports Administration

Sloan was not only known for coaching; his impact was felt beyond coaching as well. Throughout his tenure as athletics director at various universities including Alabama, North Texas, Central Florida and Chattanooga he spearheaded initiatives which helped shape college athletics; one example being Tide Pride — an ongoing donation program supporting Alabama sports programs even now!

Honors and Recognition

Sloan was honored throughout his career for his contributions to sports, receiving induction into both Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Additionally, in 2019, Sloan received the Paul W. Bryant alumni-athlete award from Indiana University’s Sports for Life club.

Legacy and Impact

Steve Sloan leaves behind an outstanding legacy and impact in football that will endure for generations to come. As both player and coach, his impactful contributions remain legendary within the sport; furthermore his pursuit of excellence both on and off the field serves as an inspirational model to up and coming athletes and sports professionals.

Final Farewell

At Steve Sloan’s passing, his contributions to football and sports administration will always be remembered fondly by friends, family, and fans. Funeral arrangements for this true legend of the game will be announced later.


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