RC Slocum announces positive development from doctor amid fight against cancer
RC Slocum, the legendary Texas A&M coach, has announced a positive development in his ongoing fight against cancer.
In a Facebook post late Monday night, Slocum announced that he is cancer free following a battle against a form of Hodgkin lymphoma last summer, where he underwent chemotherapy.
In his post on Facebook, he thanked Dr. Nathan Fowler of M.D. Anderson in Houston, and Dr. Juddi Yeh and all the staff at Baylor Scott and White in College Station.
Slocum is the all-time winningest head football coach in Texas A&M history. Slocum finished his head coaching career at Texas A&M with an overall record of 123-47-2 in his 14 years. 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).
He was inducted into the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame in 2012, according to his Texas A&M bio. As Texas A&M closed out the Southwest Conference football era, Slocum’s SWC winning percentage of .865 (44-6-2) stood atop the record books ahead of legendary Texas head coach Darrell Royal’s .797 percentage.