Former Texas A&M football coach R.C. Slocum has been named the school's interim athletic director.
Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young announced the appointment in a statement Friday.
The 74-year-old Slocum steps into the vacancy left by Scott Woodward, who resigned Thursday to take the LSU athletic director's job. Slocum most recently has served as special assistant to Young.
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Slocum coached the Aggies from 1989 through the 2002 season, winning a school-record 143 games and never having a losing season. Under Slocum, the Aggies won four conference titles. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2012.
The Texas A&M statement said no deadline had been set for the hiring of a new athletic director.