Steve Sloan was born in Austin, Texas on†August 19, 1944. The lanky athlete has combined an outstanding career as a player and coach with that as an administrator. In 1965 he earned All-America honors as the quarterback for the University of Alabama after guiding the Crimson Tide to a national title. In that same year he earned Southeastern Conference MVP honors and was an Academic All-America selection. His 153.8 passing efficiency ratio was the nation's best in 1965. While playing at Alabama, the Crimson Tide had a combined record of 28-4-1 including two SEC championships, one Sugar Bowl and two Orange Bowl appearances. His first head coaching position was with Vanderbilt University (1973-74) where he earned SEC Coach of the Year honors his second year. He then became head coach at Texas Tech (1974-77) and was named Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1976. Sloan also had head coaching stints at the University of Mississippi and Duke. He returned to Tuscaloosa to become the Athletics Director at Alabama from 1987-89. From 1990-93 he served as athletic director at North Texas. In 1993, he became AD at the Unversity of Central Florida where he oversaw the addition of football to the school's athletic program. In 2002 Steve returned to the state where he played his high school football, Tennessee, to become AD at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.