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Joe Sloan Season 2024

Joe Sloan
Offensive Coordinator/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. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in January of 2024 after two years as LSU’s quarterbacks coach, a position he will continue to coach.

Sloan’s impact on the development of LSU quarterbacks was evident in 2023 when Jayden Daniels had one of the most spectacular seasons in school history on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy. Daniels claimed nearly every honor for a player at his position in 2023 as he was named the winner of the Davey O’Brien, Manning and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Awards as well as being named National Player of the Year from Sporting News, AP and Walter Camp.

Daniels led the nation in total offense with an SEC record 412.2 yards per game. He set the FBS single-season mark for pass efficiency rating (208.0), completing 236-of-327 passes for 3,812 yards, 40 TDs and only four interceptions. He also led the nation in rushing yards by a quarterback for the second straight year with 1,135 yards. In all, he accounted for 50 touchdowns, the second-most in LSU history, becoming only the fifth player in SEC history to reach that mark.

Daniels set the SEC mark with 606 total yards (234 rushing, 372 passing) in the win over Florida as he became the first player in FBS history to rush for 200 yards and pass for 350 yards in a game. Daniels tied Joe Burrow’s school record for total TDs with eight (2 rushing, 6 passing) in the win over Georgia State.

Sloan’s influence went beyond Daniels as backup quarterback Garrett Nussmeier – starting for the first time in LSU’s bowl win over Wisconsin – set the school marks for passing yards (395) and completions (31) for a player in his first career start. Nussmeier drove the Tigers 98 yards on eight plays late in the fourth quarter, tossing the game-winning TD pass to Brian Thomas, in the 35-31 victory over the Badgers. Sloan, along with Cortez Hankton, served as co-offensive coordinators for the ReliaQuest Bowl with the Tigers racking up 492 total yards, including 395 through the air.

As a unit, LSU’s offense was the most explosive in college football in 2023, leading the nation in total yards per game (543.5) and scoring (45.5). The Tigers were also the only team in the FBS to rank among the Top 10 in both rushing (No. 10 at 204.5) and passing (No. 3 at 338.9) yards per game.

LSU has won 10 games in back-to-back seasons and during its run to the SEC Western Division title in 2022, the Tigers racked up 6,344 total yards and 3,770 passing yards – at the time the second-highest totals in school history. Those numbers have since dropped behind the 2023 numbers of 7,065 total yards and 4,406 passing yards.

In his debut season at LSU in 2022, Sloan helped Daniels transition from the Pac-12, where he was a 3-year starter at Arizona State, into a one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC by seasons end. Daniels was one of only two players nationally to rush for 800 yards and throw for over 2,500 yards in 2022 setting program records for rushing yards (885) and rushing TDs (11) by a quarterback.

In addition, with Nussmeier, playing in place of an injured Daniels in the second half of the SEC Championship Game, he set the school mark for passing yards in a half with 294 yards and 3 TDs during the final two quarters LSU set the SEC Championship Game record with 502 passing yards.

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 two daughters, Whitley and Lottie.

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

Playing Experience
2005-08 East Carolina (Quarterback)

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;
2022-24 LSU (Quarterbacks, 2022-23; Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, 2024)

Bowl Experience

As A Player
Season Bowl Team
2006 East Carolina
2007 Hawaii East Carolina
2008 Liberty East Carolina

As A Coach
Season Bowl Team
2010 Meineke Car Care South Florida
2014 Heart of Dallas Louisiana Tech
2015 New Orleans Louisiana Tech
2016 Armed Forces Louisiana Tech
2017 Frisco Louisiana Tech
2018 Hawaii Louisiana Tech
2019 Independence Louisiana Tech
2020 New Orleans Louisiana Tech
2022 Citrus LSU
2023 ReliaQuest LSU