Scholarship named after Aggie Football Legend Helps Future Coaches
COLLEGE STATION – A new scholarship named after legendary Texas A&M University football head coach R.C. Slocum will help develop future coaches in the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD).
The Texas A&M Foundation and Dallas A&M Club agreed on establishing the R.C. Slocum Future Coaches Endowed Scholarship. Through the generous funding of its members, the Dallas A&M Club’s endowed gift will provide annual scholarships to full-time students in good standing who are pursuing a certificate in coaching through the Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy, which is part of the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management in SEHD.
Coach Slocum, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the winningest coach in Aggie football history and Special Advisor to the Texas A&M President, is excited about what this scholarship can do for the next generation of coaches. “My life was changed by coaches. I was the first in my family to go to college and I credit my coaches for polishing me,” he said. “I am pleased that there is a scholarship in my name and that Texas A&M has an academy that helps future coaches.”
ABOUT THE THORNTON-MCFERRIN COACHING ACADEMY: The Coaching Academy helps future and current coaches by identifying professional pathways for them. Furthermore, it partners with individuals that champion the influence coaches can have on youth and the community.