On this episode of Victory Groove, we are joined by R.C Slocum, beloved A&M Football Coach. Today, he takes us through his professional and personal Goliaths, as well as his experiences coming into college as a first-generation student.

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Lessons explored in this episode/or what the listener can take away:  

  • Leadership, Servant Leadership, and Take the High Road 
  • Knowing God is involved smooths our life’s journey.  
  • Roots and rocks will always appear in our daily walk. 
  • Our faith, trust in His benevolence, and love help us move confidently forward in life.

Coach R. C. Slocum is a former American football player and coach. He served as the interim athletic director at Texas A&M University from January through June 2019 and previously served as the head football coach there from 1989 to 2002. He has won more games as a coach (123) than anyone else in Texas A&M Aggies football history. Slocum was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2012.[Control]Raised in Orange, Texas, Slocum graduated from Stark High School in Orange in 1963 and attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Slocum earned a B.S. in physical education in 1967 and M.S. in educational administration in 1968, both from McNeese State.  

Slocum began his career as a football coach at Lake Charles High School in 1968. Two years later, in 1970, Slocum became a graduate assistant at Kansas State University under head coach Vince Gibson, also coaching the offensive linemen on the freshman team. In 1971, he was named head freshman coach. 

 Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths.