Life after Scott Woodward has begun in College Station as Texas A&M announced on Friday that former football coach R.C. Slocum has been named interim athletic director for the Aggies.

Slocum was already on staff at the school, serving as special assistant to president Michael K. Young.

“R.C. has served as an Ambassador for Texas A&M for decades,” Young said via statement. “While reporting to me as a special assistant, R.C. has demonstrated his dedication to this University and always is an exemplary representative for Aggies everywhere. He has shown proven leadership with coaches, staff and student athletes throughout his many roles at Texas A&M University.”

Coach Slocum led the Aggie football program from 1989 until 2002 and finished his coaching career as the winningest coach in Texas A&M history.

“I’ve been involved with Texas A&M for 47 years, and have deep feelings about the University. I feel like we’re right on the cusp of greatness with our athletic programs. My role is to keep the momentum going forward until a permanent AD is hired, as well as to assure Aggies, coaches and athletes that nothing has changed.

“Texas A&M is poised to enter into one of our greatest era of achievements. We have great coaches in place, state-of-the-art facilities and our alumni have been unbelievable supporters of our programs. I’m excited about what’s ahead.”