Carl Slone

Carl Slone (1937-2020)

Teams coached: George Washington Colonials, Richmond Spiders
George Washington record: 54-48 (.529)
Richmond record: 43-63 (.406)
Overall record: 97-111 (.466)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1974-1978 Richmond
1970-1974 George Washington
1969-1970 George Washington (asst)
1967-1969 William & Mary (asst)

Carl Slone Facts

  • Carl Johnson Slone
  • Born February 6, 1937
  • Died February 26, 2020
  • Hometown: Williamson, West Virginia
  • Alma Mater: University of Richmond (BA, 1960)
  • Born in Kentucky and raised in West Virginia, he played basketball at Richmond for three years for coach H. Lester Hooker
    • Slone was an All-SoCon player as a senior in 1960
  • Started his coaching career at the high school level in Virginia, with stints at Stafford Senior HS (1960-62) and Varina HS (1962-67)
  • Moved on to the college game in 1967, spending two seasons as an assistant at William & Mary under Warren Mitchell and for one season at George Washington under Wayne Dobbs
  • Elevated to head coach at GW in 1970, leading the Colonials to a 54-48 record over the next four seasons
  • Returned to his alma mater Richmond in 1974 to be the new head coach of the Spiders
    • Went just 43-63 in four seasons with only one winning record (15-11 in year three)
  • Left coaching in 1978 and went to work at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia; retired in 1998

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