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Norm Sloan
Title Head coach
College NC State
Sport Basketball
Born June 25, 1926
Place of birth United States Indianapolis, Indiana
Died December 9, 2003 (aged 77)
Career highlights
Overall 627-395
Championships
NCAA Men's Basketball Championship (1974)
ACC Tournament Champions (1970, 1973, 1974))
SEC Regular Season Champions (1989)
Awards
Southern Conf. Coach of the Year 1957; SEC Coach of the Year 1961; ACC Coach of the Year 1970, 1973, 1974
Playing career
1947-1949 NC State University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951 - 1955
1956
1957 - 1960
1960 - 1966
1966 - 1980
1980 – 1989
Presbyterian College
Memphis State (Asst.)
The Citadel
University of Florida
NC State University
University of Florida

Norm Sloan (June 25, 1926 – December 9, 2003) was an American college basketball coach.

Sloan was a 1951 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he lettered in basketball under coach Everett Case and was a classmate and teammate of Vic Bubas, who later coached Duke. As players, both won multiple Southern Conference Championships, including 1947,1948 and 1949. Sloan was head basketball coach and assistant football coach at Presbyterian College from 1951 to 1955, with his basketball teams compiling a 69-36 record in four seasons. He was assistant basketball coach at Memphis State University in 1956.

Sloan left Memphis to become head coach at The Citadel, where he built the program from a conference also-ran to a respectable 15-5 in 1959. His first Bulldog team in 1957 won the George Mikan Award for Most Improved Team in the Nation and he was named the Coach of the Year by the South Carolina Sportswriters Association that year. His Citadel teams compiled a 57-38 record in four years. He became the first full-time basketball coach at Florida in 1961. His Florida teams compiled an 85-63 record in six seasons, including the school's first victory (in 1965) over an Adolph Rupp-coached University of Kentucky team.

Sloan was named head coach at N.C. State in 1966 and won three ACC Championships (1970, 1973, and 1974). His 1973 team was undefeated (27-0), but missed that year's NCAA tournament due to questions about the recruiting of high school phenom David Thompson. A year later, he led the Wolfpack to a 30-1 record and the school's first national championship. En route, the Wolfpack defeated UCLA in the national semifinals, ending that school's run of seven straight titles. His record at State was 266-127 in 14 seasons. His greatest teams included legendary players such as Thompson, Tommy Burleson, Moe Rivers, Tim Stoddard (who went on to pitch in Major League Baseball), and Monte Towe. "Stormin' Norman" was as well known for his garish red-and-white plaid sports coat as he was for his ACC battles with Lefty Driesell at Maryland and Dean Smith at North Carolina. He was selected the National Coach of the Year in 1973 by Basketball Weekly and again in 1974 by the USBWA and the Associated Press.

Sloan returned to Florida in 1980, turning the program around for a second time. Sloan's Gators won over 20 games and made the NCAA Tournament in each of his last three seasons and won the university's first Southeastern Conference regular season basketball championship in 1988-89. His teams compiled a 150-131 record in those nine seasons, giving him an overall record of 235-194 in 15 years with the Gators. His reputation as "Stormin' Norman" continued as he feuded throughout his tenure in Gainesville with LSU Tigers coach Dale Brown. Sloan resigned prior to the 1989-90 season in the wake of an NCAA investigation into the Gator program.

In 1984, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 1994 he was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Sloan's career won-loss record was 627-395, and his victory total ranks him 26th on the career list of Division I coaches. He is still the second-winningest coach in N.C. State history, trailing only Case. His 235 wins at Florida were the best in school history until Billy Donovan passed him in 2006.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Presbyterian Blue Hose (Little Four) (1951–1955)
1951-1952 Presbyterian 21-7 4-2
1952-1953 Presbyterian 11-15 4-2
1953-1954 Presbyterian 17-8 4-2
1954-1955 Presbyterian 20-6 6-0
Prebyterian: 69-36
 confrecord =18-6 || || colspan="5" |
The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern) (1957–1960)
1956-1957 Citadel 11-14 5-9
1957-1958 Citadel 16-11 9-6
1958-1959 Citadel 15-5 7-4
1959-1960 Citadel 15-8 8-4
Citadel: 57-38
 confrecord =29-23 || || colspan="5" |
Florida Gators (SEC) (1960–1966)
1960-1961 Florida 15-11 9-5 4th
1961-1962 Florida 12-11 8-6 4th
1962-1963 Florida 12-14 5-9 9th
1963-1964 Florida 12-10 6-8 9th
1964-1965 Florida 18-7 11-5 4th
1965-1966 Florida 16-10 9-7 5th
Florida: 85-63 48-40
North Carolina State Wolfpack (ACC) (1966–1980)
1966-1967 NC State 7-19 2-12 8th
1967-1968 NC State 16-10 9-5 T-3rd
1968-1969 NC State 15-10 8-6 T-3rd
1969-1970 NC State 23-7 9-5 T-2nd NCAA Regional 3rd Place
1970-1971 NC State 13-14 5-9 T-6th
1971-1972 NC State 16-10 6-6 T-4th
1972-1973 NC State 27-0 12-0 1st
1973-1974 NC State 30-1 12-0 1st NCAA Champion
1974-1975 NC State 22-6 8-4 T-2nd
1975-1976 NC State 21-9 7-5 T-2nd NIT Semifinals
1976-1977 NC State 17-11 6-6 5th
1977-1978 NC State 21-10 7-5 T-2nd NIT Finals
1978-1979 NC State 18-12 3-9 T-6th
1979-1980 NC State 20-8 9-5 T-2nd NCAA 2nd Round
NC State: 266-127 103-77
Florida Gators (SEC) (1980–1989)
1980-1981 Florida 12-16 5-13 8th
1981-1982 Florida 5-22 2-16 10th
1982-1983 Florida 13-18 5-13 10th
1983-1984 Florida 16-13 11-7 3rd NIT 1st Round
1984-1985 Florida 18-12 9-9 5th NIT 1st Round
1985-1986 Florida 19-14 10-8 4th NIT Semifinal
1986-1987 Florida 23-11 12-6 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
1987-1988 Florida 23-12 11-7 T-2nd NCAA 2nd Round
1988-1989 Florida 21-13 13-5 1st NCAA 1st Round
Florida: 150-131 78-84
Florida: 236-194 126-124
Total: 627-395

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

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