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Joe Sloan Season 2023

Joe Sloan
Quarterbacks Coach
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Chester, Va.
Alma Mater
East Carolina (2008)

Joe Sloan, a proven recruiter with strong ties to Louisiana, joined the LSU coaching staff in January of 2022 and serves as the quarterbacks coach for the Tigers.

In his first year at LSU, Sloan helped the Tigers to a 10-win season and claim the SEC Western Division title.

In his debut season with the Tigers in 2022, Sloan helped develop Jayden Daniels into one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks. Daniels was one of only two players nationally to rush for 800 yards and throw for over 2,500 yards in 2022. Daniels set the LSU record for rushing yards (885) and rushing TDs (11) by a quarterback in his first season with the Tigers. Daniels’ 885 rushing yards was the most for any quarterback in college football last year.

In addition, quarterback Garrett Nussmeier, playing in place of an injured Daniels in the second half of the SEC Championship Game, threw for an LSU record 294 yards and three TDs in the final two quarters of the title game. LSU set the SEC Championship Game record with 502 passing yards.

For the season, LSU’s offense racked up 6,344 total yards and 3,770 passing yards – both the second-highest totals in school history.

Prior to LSU, Sloan spent nine seasons at Louisiana Tech where he helped produce some of the offenses in college football. In his nine seasons with Tech, the Bulldogs appeared in seven bowl games, won at least nine games four times and claimed the Conference USA West title twice.

In addition to his coaching duties at Louisiana Tech, Sloan spearheaded the recruiting efforts for the Bulldogs. Tech’s 2020 signing class ranked No. 1 in Conference USA and was listed as the No. 4 class nationally among the Group of 5 programs. Among his top recruits were a pair of Louisiana natives who went on to earn All-America honors in Jaylon Ferguson and Amik Robertson.

During his time in Ruston, Sloan oversaw the development of some of the program’s top

offensive threats. In his nine years in Ruston, 31 Bulldogs on the offensive side of the ball earned all-conference honors, a group that includes quarterback Luke Anthony (2020 C-USA Newcomer of the Year), quarterback J’Mar Smith (2019 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year), wide receiver Teddy Veal (2017 C-USA Newcomer of the Year) and wide receiver Carlos Henderson (2016 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year).

He also coached wide receiver Trent Taylor who from 2013-16 racked up the second-most receiving yards in program history (4,179) and under Sloan’s guidance, finished his career ranked first in school history in receptions with 327. Taylor led the nation in receiving yards in 2016 with 1,803, while Henderson led the country in receiving TDs with 19 that year.

Sloan joined Louisiana Tech in 2013 as inside receivers coach and was elevated to recruiting coordinator in 2014. In 2015 he was named the assistant head coach and prior to the 2019 season, was promoted to co-offensive coordinator. He was named offensive coordinator for the Bulldogs in January of 2020.

In 2019, Sloan helped guide an offense that among C-USA programs, ranked second in scoring (32.5), second in total offense (436.8), fourth in both passing (268.5) and rushing (168.4), first in third-down conversion percentage (41.4) and second in first downs (304).

In 2016, the Bulldogs led their league in several offensive categories, including passing offense (363.4), completion percentage (.667) and first downs (358). Individually, Tech had two players rank among the top five in Conference USA in receiving yards.

In his second season on staff, Sloan played an integral part in LA Tech’s nationally ranked offensive numbers, with the Bulldogs ranking 13th in scoring offense, 15th in fourth down conversion percentage and 22nd in red zone offense.

Sloan got his start in coaching at South Florida, where he served as offensive quality control assistant for two years (2010-11) followed by a season as a graduate assistant. He spent the spring of 2010 as an administrative assistant with an emphasis on recruiting for East Carolina.

As a player, Sloan appeared in 41 games at East Carolina, serving as the holder on placekicks and backup quarterback.

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. He is married to the former Taylor Thomas. The couple have one daughter, Whitley.

Joe Sloan File
Year at LSU: Second
Hometown: Chester, Va.
Birthdate: December 6, 1986
College: East Carolina, 2008; East Carolina, Master’s in Business Administration, 2010
Wife: Taylor
Children: Whitley

Coaching Experience
2010-12 South Florida (Offensive Quality Control, 2010-11; Graduate Assistant, 2012)
2013-21 Louisiana Tech (Inside Receivers, 2013; Inside Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator, 2014; Co-Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 2019; Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, 2020-21;
2022-23 LSU (Quarterbacks)