Norm Sloan

Norm Sloan (1926-2003)

Teams coached: Presbyterian Blue HoseThe Citadel BulldogsNC State Wolfpack, Florida Gators
Presbyterian record^: 69-36 (.657)
The Citadel record: 57-38 (.600)
Florida record: 232-192 (.547) **
NC State record: 266-127 (.677)
Overall record^: 624-393 (.614) **

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1980-1989 Florida
1966-1980 NC State
1960-1966 Florida
1956-1960 The Citadel
1955-1956 Memphis State (asst)
1951-1955 Presbyterian

Norm Sloan Facts

  • Norman Lesley Sloan, Jr.
  • Born June 25, 1926
  • Died December 9, 2003
  • Hometown: Anderson, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: North Carolina State University (BS, 1951)
  • After graduating from Lawrence Central HS in Indianapolis, played for head coach Everett Case at NC State from 1947-49
  • First coaching job was at Presbyterian College in 1951, then in the NAIA, where he was 69-36 over four seasons as head coach
  • After one year as an assistant to Eugene Lambert at Memphis State, Sloan was hired as head coach at Division I The Citadel
    • Went 57-38 overall in four seasons with the Bulldogs
  • Hired for his first stint at Florida in 1960, coaching the Gators until 1966 when he left to become the head coach at his alma mater, NC State
  • Took the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament three times and the NIT twice during his 14-year tenure as head coach
    • The 1972-73 team finished the season a perfect 27-0 (12-0 ACC), winning the conference title and tournament but were ineligible for the NCAA Tournament due to rules violations involving the recruitment of star player David Thompson
    • The following season, NC State went 30-1 en route to a victory over Marquette in the 1974 NCAA National Championship
  • Sloan returned to Florida for a second stint as head coach in 1980, coaching the Gators for an additional nine seasons
    • Two NCAA Tournaments (1987 & 1988) were later vacated due to NCAA rules violations regarding star player Vernon Maxwell
    • Sloan was forced to retire from coaching in October 1989 as a result of the scandal
  • Inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984 and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1994
  • Along with his wife, Joan, had one son and one daughter

Norm Sloan Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels; Presbyterian did not move up to Division I until 2007

** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA