Willie J. Slater
Current position
TitleHead coach / athletic director
Biographical details
BornCoffeeville, Alabama
Playing career
Head coaching record
Tournaments3–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
5 Black college national (2007–2009, 2015–2016)
7 SIAC (2006–2009, 2012, 2014, 2017)
5 SIAC West Division (2012–2014, 2016–2017)
5x NCAA Div II Assistant Coach of the Year

Willie James Slater is an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He is the current head football at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, a position he has held that position since the 2006 season.[1] His teams won the Pioneer Bowl in 2006, 2007, and 2009. In 2007, his undefeated squad was named the black small college football national champions,[2] and has shared or outright claimed that crown four times since. Slater was appointed as athletic director at Tuskegee in 2017.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Tuskegee Golden Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2006–present)
2006 Tuskegee 10–2 6–2 1st W Pioneer
2007 Tuskegee 12–0 7–0 1st W Pioneer 1
2008 Tuskegee 10–1 9–0 1st
2009 Tuskegee 10–2 8–1 1st W Pioneer
2010 Tuskegee 9–2 7–2 T–2nd
2011 Tuskegee 4–6 4–2 3rd (West)
2012 Tuskegee 10–2 7–0 T–1st (West) L Pioneer
2013 Tuskegee 8–3 6–1 T–1st (West) L NCAA Division II First Round
2014 Tuskegee 9–3 7–0 1st (West) L NCAA Division II First Round
2015 Tuskegee 10–3 4–1 2nd (West) L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2016 Tuskegee 9–3 6–1 1st (West) L NCAA Division II Second Round
2017 Tuskegee 9–2 6–0 1st (West)
2018 Tuskegee 5–5 3–3 T–2nd (West)
Tuskegee: 115–34 80–13
Total: 115–34
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final BASN/HBCU poll.


  1. Black Sports the Magazine, Tuskegee Chooses Slater as New Football Coach
  2. BlackAthlete.Net, Tuskegee Declared HBCU National Champions, Dec 19, 2007

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