Eddie Sloss is going home.
Sloss, who served as head football coach of Carroll County High School from 2014-2017, has accepted an offer to become the new head football coach at Blacksburg High School. A player at Blacksburg High from 1986-1989, Sloss was a member of Blacksburg’s Group AA state championship team in 1989. Prior to leading the Cavaliers, Sloss made the longest stop in a long coaching career in Blacksburg from 2003-2011 as an assistant varsity football coach with the Bruins. He also served stints as the head varsity softball coach at Blacksburg High School, and was the head JV baseball coach at Blacksburg High for five seasons.
Sloss stepped down after four seasons leading the Cavaliers following the conclusion of the 2017 football season. Sloss cited the desire to spend more time with family as a major reason for the decision. However, he said the chance to coach his alma mater was too great to pass up.
“A rare opportunity came up for the second time in four years. The first time I was committed to the Carroll County football program so I didn’t even apply,” Sloss said Sunday. “So the second time around I had no choice but to apply and was very blessed to get an interview and offered the job. I gladly accepted the position. The chance to coach again at my old school where I also played and opportunity to coach with a lot of the guys I’ve coached with before is awesome.”
Sloss will inherit a Blacksburg squad coming off two of the best seasons in school history. The Bruins won the football program’s third state title in school history in 2016 and followed it up by reaching the regional finals in 2017.
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