Long-time Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum announces he's hospitalized
Long-time former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, the all-time winningest head football coach in Texas A&M history, has announced that he’s in a hospital in Houston.
Here’s what he shared on Facebook:
“A couple of years ago, I asked my Facebook friends to pray for my son John Harvey Slocum who had a major heart event in Midland. God answered those prayers in a big way. Today, I am coming again asking for prayers but these are for me. I have spent several days at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston this past week doing various tests. Not sure what all is going on but it is serious. I am meeting with my doctor Monday afternoon at MDA to find out. Please put me you on your prayer list. I am a firm believer that God is in control and can still do miraculous things. Thanks R.C.”
In 2012, Slocum was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He briefly came out of retirement in 2019 to serve as Texas A&M’s interim athletic director after Scott Woodward departed for LSU.
Slocum finished his head coaching career at Texas A&M with an overall record of 123-47-2 in his 14 years, according to his A&M bio. The 123 wins in his first 14 seasons ranked eighth all-time at the close of his career joining the likes of Barry Switzer (137), Tom Osborne (137), Steve Spurrier (132), Joe Paterno (131), LaVell Edwards (129), Amos Alonzo Stagg (128) and Bud Wilkinson (124). At the time of his 100th win, Slocum had reached that milestone quicker than any other active head coach. Slocum reached the mark in his eighth game of his 11th season.