Slade Buckley is in his second season as a graduate assistant on defense for Florida State in 2021.
Buckley came to FSU after two years as a graduate assistant at ULM, where he worked with the defensive backs both years and directly oversaw nickelbacks in 2019. The 2018 Warhawks reached bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013. The 2019 defense produced the conference’s interceptions leader and ranked fifth in the Sun Belt in team interceptions and total takeaways. Buckley began his coaching career as a student assistant at Ole Miss from 2015-17. The Rebels won 21 games, including the 2016 Sugar Bowl, in those three seasons.
Buckley earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Ole Miss in 2017.