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R. C. Slocum Presentation: Coaching - More Than X's And O's

posted Feb 23, 2012, 9:44 AM by Raymond Simmons


On Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm, Dierker's Champs and CFISD Coaches have a unique opportunity to hear college coaching legend - Coach R. C. Slocum.  His presentation topic will be "Coaching - More Than X's And O's."

Following on the last Cy-Hope coaches' event which featured Joe Ehrmann, Coach Slocum will address coaching more than the technical side of a sport with a focus upon coaching the potential that exists within a person. Coach Slocum will address key issues including developing leaders and coaching that reaches beyond the game.

Coach Slocum is well qualified to speak on the subject. As you may be aware, R. C. Slocum is the winningest football coach in Texas A&M University's history. Slocum won six championships as head coach of the Aggies; three Southwest Conference titles, two Big 12 South Division titles, and the 1998 Big 12 Conference Championship. He was league Coach of the Year four times and was runner up for National Coach of the Year honors in 1994. His teams went to 11 bowl games. As Texas A&M closed out the Southwest Conference era, Slocum's winning percentage of .865 (44-6-2) was the best in league history besting the .797 percentage set by the legendary Darrel Royal of the University of Texas.

Coach Slocum has coached in the East/West Shrine All Star game, the Japan Bowl, and the Hula Bowl. Additionally, he has been involved in many charities including the Children's Miracle Network, the Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the Special Olympics. Slocum has also served as a Trustee of the American Football Coaches Association and President of the American Football Coaches Foundation. Since 2002, he has served as a Special Advisor to the President of Texas A&M. In February 2006, Coach Slocum was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2011 Neyland Trophy presented by the Knoxville Quarterback Club.

Most importantly, Coach Slocum is recognized by his former players as a man of character and integrity that taught valuable life lessons along with football. His impact on the lives of former players is more important to R.C. than the games won and conference championships.

You will be in for a treat and the opportunity to hear from one of the great coaches of all time. Please plan on joining us at the Berry Center on February 27th at 6:30pm.


Larry Dierker and Ray Hughes