David Sloan
David Sloan
  • Title:
    Associate Head Coach
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  • Previous College:
    Alvernia, '14
  • Bachelor's Degree:
    Athletic Training
  • Graduate School:
    Alvernia, '16
  • Master's Degree:
    Business Administration


David Sloan joined the Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball coaching staff as the full-time assistant coach in October 2018 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in June 2022. Sloan also serves as the Tartans' recruiting coordinator.

In Sloan's first season with the Tartans, the Cardinal and Gray finished sixth in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with a 6-8 conference mark including a season-ending overtime win at Case Western Reserve University. The 2019-20 squad achieved an identical 11-14 overall mark like the previous season with a seven-game win streak and another season-ending victory against the Spartans of Case Western Reserve. Sloan mentored three players to All-UAA recognition, including post-player Trent Suddeth who led the UAA in rebounding and guard Colin McNeil who led the nation in assists per game.

Sloan came to Carnegie Mellon from Maine Maritime Academy, where he served as the top men’s assistant coach for two seasons and head recruiter. During his time at Maine Maritime, Sloan coached two 1,000-point scorers and the first player in program history to record a triple-double.

Prior to coaching the Mariners, he served as assistant coach at Boyertown Area High School in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. In addition, Sloan has coached at numerous camps, including the Tom Izzo Basketball Camp at Michigan State University, as well as an instructor at the prestigious Hoop Group.

Sloan is a 2014 graduate of Alvernia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training. While at Alvernia he was a four-year player for the Wolves basketball team and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He continued his education at Alvernia and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer before earning his master's in business administration in May of 2016.

"Coach Sloan’s teaching ability and multi-media expertise, coupled with his boundless energy, enables him to connect with our players on many levels. His tireless work as a scout and recruiter is vital to our team success."

Sloan resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.