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Army adding Scot Sloan as safeties coach, Gaither to Virginia

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Army is hiring former Georgia Southern defensive coordinator Scot Sloan as its safeties coach, Black Knight Nation has learned.

Sloan brings 16 years of college coaching experience at the Division I and I-AA levels including the last four seasons at Georgia Southern’s safeties coach and defensive play caller.

The former Clemson defensive back has ties to Army defensive coordinator Nate Woody. Sloan worked with and under Woody as the secondary coach at Appalachian State from 2013-2017. He was Appalachian State’s co-defensive coordinator in 2017.

Sloan started his coaching career as a Clemson video graduate assistant in 1992. He played in three bowl games during his Clemson career and has coached in eight bowl games. Sloan coached against Army when Georgia Southern visited West Point in 2020. Should be noted that Sloan’s first coaching job after graduate assisting at Clemson was defensive coordinator at Georgia Military College in 1996.

In other coaching news, Army wide receivers coach Keith Gaither has left to be a defensive assistant at Virginia under first-year coach Tony Elliott. Gaither finished his second season in his second stint at Army.

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