Ex-Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum hospitalized with ‘serious’ issue

R.C. Slocum, the winningest football coach in Texas A&M history, is hospitalized and awaiting test results for what he said is a “serious” condition.

Slocum, 76, said in a Facebook post that he will meet Monday with his doctor at MD Anderson in Houston, which is one of the nation’s top hospitals for treating cancer patients.

“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,” he wrote. “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.”

Slocum was the head coach of the Aggies from 1989-2002 and tallied a record of 123-47-2. Counting his 16 years as an assistant coach, he spent 30 years in the Aggies football program.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

The Aggies’ best season under Slocum came in 1992, when they finished 12-1 and were ranked No. 7 in the final Associated Press poll of the season. The only blemish on their record was a 28-3 loss in the Cotton Bowl to Notre Dame.