Breaking News: Alabama QB and former coach Steve Sloan passes away at the age of 79; Cause Death…

Alabama QB and former coach Steve Sloan passes away at the age of 79.

Steve Sloan, a former quarterback and athletic director at Alabama, has away at the age of 79, his longtime friend Tommy Limbaugh confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.

Steve Sloan, former coach and national title-winning QB at Alabama, has died  at 79 -

After receiving memory care for three months at Florida’s Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Sloan passed away on Sunday with his wife, Brenda Faw Sloan, by his side, according to Limbaugh.

After replacing Joe Namath, Sloan guided Alabama to the 1965 national title and was named the game’s most valuable player in an Orange Bowl victory over Nebraska.

Before departing to take over the Texas Tech team, Sloan coached Vanderbilt for two seasons and won the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year award in 1974. Additionally, he served as head coach at Duke and Mississippi before concluding his as Vandy’s offensive coordinator in 1990, he began his coaching career.

“You will never find anybody that says anything bad about Steve Sloan,” asserted Limbaugh. “You can’t find that person.”

Consensusly selected as an All-American, Sloan also earned the Sammy Baugh Trophy as the greatest passer in the country and was voted the SEC’s most valuable player for the 1965 campaign.

He held positions as athletic director at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, North Texas, Alabama, and Central Florida.

Stephen Jr., his son, and his wife survive him. The details of the funeral will be revealed later.


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