February 12, 2014
Carroll County has hired Eddie Sloss as its new football coach.
Sloss, who served as defensive coordinator at Christiansburg High School in 2013, comes to Carroll County with close to 20 years of coaching experience. A player at Blacksburg High School from 1986-89, Sloss was a member of Blacksburg’s Group AA State championship team in 1989.
A 1995 graduate of Radford University, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Auburn High School from 1993-94. He played with the semi-pro Roanoke Rush football team from 1995-97, then returned to coaching in 1998 as the middle school coach at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke.
Sloss then served as the head JV coach at Middleburg High School in Middleburg, Florida from 1999-2001. He returned to Virginia as the head JV coach at Patrick Henry in 2002. From 2003-20011, he served as an assistant varsity coach at Blacksburg High School. He then coached at Auburn in 2012 before taking over as Christiansburg’s Defensive Coordinator in 2013.
Sloss also has served as the head varsity softball coach at Blacksburg High School, and was the head JV baseball coach at Blacksburg High for five seasons. He also was the head freshman basketball coach at Patrick Henry in 2003 and was the head weightlifting coach at Middleburg High School from 2001-2002.