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January 8, 2013
Holtz names Sloan Inside Receivers Coach
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced Tuesday that Joe Sloan has been hired as an inside receivers coach for the Bulldogs.
Recently a graduate assistant at South Florida, Sloan joins the Louisiana Tech Family after having spent the last eight years with Skip Holtz, either as a player or as a coach.
"Joe has both played and worked for me and he brings a relentless work habit and attitude along with a youthful enthusiasm for the game," Holtz said of Sloan. "He is going to be one of the young stars in this business and I am excited to have him on our staff."
Sloan was an offensive quality control assistant at South Florida from 2010-11 and then spent the 2012 season as a graduate assistant coach for the Bulls.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Skip Holtz for the past eight years both as a player and as a coach. I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue working with him here at Louisiana Tech," Sloan said. "Coach Holtz runs a championship program, and I am excited to help him build on the success of Louisiana Tech Football."
Prior to his tenure at USF, Sloan was an administrative assistant/recruiting for the Spring of 2010, assisting with all aspects of ECU's recruiting efforts.
Sloan finished up his collegiate days at ECU after playing in all 14 games in 2009 with the Pirates. Sloan appeared in 41 career games throughout his final three years at ECU and was the special team unit's placeholder for those three seasons.
During the 2009 season, Sloan assisted with opponent breakdown and scouting reports, organized and ran the offensive scout team during practice, assisted with the weekly game plan development and implementation and participated in all offensive staff meetings.
He earned a redshirt season in 2005 after walk-on tryouts and was a scout team player in 2006 but did not see game action. Throughout his career, Sloan was also a reserve quarterback.
In 2009, Sloan was nominated for the Rudy Award, which honors a student-athlete who demonstrates exemplary "character, courage, contribution and commitment" as a member of their collegiate football team.
In addition, he was a three-time winner of the team's Jerry T. Brooks Award for superior academic achievement from 2007-09. Sloan was also a three-time member of the PCS Phosphate ECU All-Academic Team from 2008-10, the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and a Conference USA Academic Medal recipient.
Sloan earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, managerial finance from ECU in December 2008, graduating Summa Cum Laude, before earning his MBA in May 2010. Sloan was selected to the ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll each semester at ECU.
A Chester, Va., native, Sloan starred at Thomas Dale High School prior to arriving at ECU.
Sloan's hiring is pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors and the Louisiana Tech Athletics Council.
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