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Texas A&M's RC Slocum's son in the hospital after collapsing while playing golf

Posted: 4:35 PM, Apr 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-28 17:35:45-04

MIDLAND, TX — RC Slocum, Texas A&M's interim athletic director and former head football coach's, youngest son, John Harvey, is in the hospital.

Slocum was the head coach of the Aggies for 14 seasons from 1989-2002 and was the winningest coach in the school's history. Under his leadership, Texas A&M won four conference championships.

Slocum took to Facebook Sunday afternoon asking for prayers for John Harvey. His son collapsed while playing golf Sunday morning in Midland.

John Harvey is unconscious and had to be given CPR. Doctors lowered his body temperature to ease him into an induced coma.

Slocum and his wife are headed to Midland.

According to a Houston Chronicle article from 2001, John Harvey was born with a heart abnormality that caused his circulatory system to not function properly.

Doctors told the Slocum's, John Harvey would eventually need a risky surgery, but advised them to wait as long as possible to allow technology to become more advanced.

John Harvey had the risky surgery weeks after his father and the Aggies won the Big 12 Championship in 1998. He was reported healthy following the surgery.

KXXV will update this story as information comes in.