Shawn Slocum

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Shawn Slocum
Shawn Slocum in 2012.jpg
Slocum in 2012.
Arizona State Sun Devils
Position: Associate head coach/special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-02-21) February 21, 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth: Monticello, Arkansas
Career information
High school: Bryan (TX)
College: Texas A&M
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Richard Shawn Slocum (born February 21, 1965)[1] is an American football coach who was most recently the special teams coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Monticello, Arkansas, Slocum graduated from Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas in 1983 and attended Texas A&M University, where he played football as a linebacker and was a member of the 12th Man Kickoff Team under coach Jackie Sherrill.[1] Slocum earned one letter with the team in 1984. He graduated with a B.S. in construction management in 1987 from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Slocum started his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Texas A&M, under his father R. C. Slocum. In 1990, Shawn served as a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, coaching the defense. He returned to coaching at Texas A&M, coaching tight ends, linebackers, and special teams from 1991 to 1997. From 1991 to 1993, Slocum helped the Aggies win three straight Southwest Conference championships. During the years 1994-97, he coached two all-Americans, Shane Lechler and Lombardi Award winner Dat Nguyen, who both went on to play for the NFL. During his seven-season coaching tenure at A&M, he assisted the Aggies to five bowl games, including four Cotton Bowl Classic appearances. The Aggie team record was 94-28-2 from 1991–1997. The 94 wins were the sixth in the country and also the greatest wins by any Texas Division I school in any decade.[2] From 1998 to 1999, Slocum coached at the University of Southern California, where he coached Butkus Award winner Chris Claiborne, Zeke Moreno, and Markus Steele. He returned to A&M again and coached the Secondary and special teams from 2000-02. In 2005, he became assistant head coach and linebacker coach at Ole Miss, where he coached star linebacker Patrick Willis.

On February 6, 2006, Slocum joined the Packers, becoming the assistant special teams coach. He got promoted to special teams coordinator on January 14, 2009.[3]

The Dallas Morning News ranked the Packers special teams units 29th in 2010 and 31st in 2011.[4]

The Packers' special teams units were ranked 12th in 2012 and 20th in 2013 by the Dallas Morning News.[5]

In January 2015, the Dallas Morning News ranked the Packers' special teams last in the NFL for the 2014 season. The Packers were last in two categories – punts inside the 20 (14) and blocked kicks (seven). Five NFL teams didn't allow one. Along with Green Bay and Carolina, Tennessee (430), San Diego (433) and Washington (444) rounded out the bottom five. [6]

On January 30, 2015, the Packers fired Slocum.[7]

On March 2, 2015, Slocum joined Todd Graham's coaching staff at Arizona State University as associate head coach, special teams coordinator, and outside linebackers coach.[8]

Personal life[edit]

His father R. C. Slocum was head coach for Texas A&M from 1989 to 2002 and is the winningest coach in Texas A&M football history. R. C. Slocum was a tight end at McNeese State when Shawn was born. Shawn Slocum has been an assistant coach at Texas A&M under R. C. Slocum.[2]

Shawn Slocum is currently married to the former Michelle Biehl and has four children from a previous marriage.[2][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Shawn Slocum". Texas A&M University. Archived from the original on June 19, 2002. 
  2. ^ a b c "Shawn Slocum". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Slocum will take over Packers' special teams". 
  4. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/packers-slocum-a-trusty-assistant-9989fj6-185965511.html
  5. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2011623-special-teams-have-to-get-better-for-the-packers-in-2014
  6. ^ http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/insidersblog/2015/01/27/packers-finish-last-in-special-teams-rankings/22405487/
  7. ^ "Shawn Slocum releasedl". 
  8. ^ "Coach Graham Hires Shawn Slocum To Be Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/OLBs". Arizona State Sun Devils. March 2, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Shawn Slocum". Ole Miss Sports. Archived from the original on January 9, 2006. 

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Preceded by
Mike Stock
Green Bay Packers Special Teams Coordinators
2009-January 30th, 2015
Succeeded by
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