Joe Sloan tabbed as Louisiana Tech Offensive Coordinator
RUSTON, La. – On Tuesday morning, Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced the promotion of Joe Sloan to offensive coordinator. Sloan will also oversee the Tech quarterbacks in his elevated role.
“I am thankful to Coach Holtz for this opportunity,” said Sloan. “He has done an unbelievable job of building the culture and program at LA Tech.”
Sloan began his Tech career in 2013 as the inside receivers coach and was elevated to recruiting coordinator in 2014. In 2015 he was named the assistant head coach and most recently prior to the 2019 season, was promoted to co-offensive coordinator.
“Joe is a young, energetic and passionate football coach that is ready for this move,” Holtz remarked. “I’ve watched him grow for five years as a player at East Carolina, for three years developing as a coach at South Florida, and for the past seven years as a recruiter and leader of young men at Louisiana Tech.”
Sloan has spearheaded recruiting efforts for the Bulldogs over his seven years in Ruston, and most recently boasted the number one recruiting class in Conference USA and the number 4 ranked class among G5 programs according to Rivals.
In 2019, Sloan helped guide an offense that among C-USA programs, ranked second in scoring (32.5 PPG), second in total offense (436.8 YPG), fourth in both passing (268.5 YPG) and rushing (168.4 YPG), first in third-down conversion % (41.4) and second in first downs (304).
During his time in Ruston, Sloan has overseen the development of some of the program’s top offensive threats. Since 2013, 28 Bulldogs on the offensive side of the ball have earned all-conference superlative or team awards in one of the league’s most potent offenses.
From 2013-16, Trent Taylor racked up the second-most receiving yards in program history (4,179) and under Sloan’s guidance, finished his career with the most career receptions by a Bulldog (327).
Sloan has also coached numerous players to all-conference awards including Taylor (2014-16), Carlos Henderson (14 & 16 – C-USA Offensive POTY), Teddy Veal (2017) and Adrian Hardy (2018).
“Louisiana Tech and the city of Ruston are home and I look forward to working tirelessly to help bring a championship to our loyal and passionate fan base,” Sloan remarked.
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