Skip to Content

Coach Robert Slocum, 1974 Mount de Sales graduate, will be inducted into the 2020 class of the Macon Sports Hall of Fame.

Slocum was a student-athlete under head coach Mike Garvin, architect of the MDS football program. As a running back, he was a member of the GISA championship teams in 1970, 1971, and 1973. He was the leading rusher on the 1973 state championship team with 1,236 yards on 159 carries, placing him third on the all-time single season rushing list at Mount de Sales. Slocum was a multi-sport athlete, lettering four years in football, three in basketball, and two in baseball.

Slocum attended Savannah State on a football scholarship and returned to Mount de Sales after graduation. He coached track, tennis, baseball, football, and basketball. He served as the head basketball coach for fourteen years and led the team to six regional titles and two state championships. Upon Garvin’s retirement from serving as the head football coach, he handed over the program to Slocum in 1991, who led the 1996 team to a championship season. Slocum was named athletic director in 1993. He retired as head football coach after 23 seasons in 2014 and as athletic director in 2015.

In the late 1990s, Slocum was instrumental in the development and founding of Cavalier Fields, the Academy’s 77-acre premier athletic complex. To commemorate his dedication to athletics, the field house was named in his honor in 2014.

Congratulations on your Macon Sports Hall of Fame nomination, Coach Slocum!

Mount de Sales Professional Career:
Teacher/Coach 1978-present
Athletic Director 1993-2015
Head Boys Basketball Coach 1981-1994
Head Football Coach 1991-2013

Basketball Coaching Accomplishments:
260 wins in 13 years (average of 20 wins per season)
Macon Telegraph Coach of the Year multiple seasons
Region championships in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, and 1994
Won back-to-back GISA AAA state championships in 1992 and 1993
GISA state runners up in 1985 and 1988

Football Coaching Accomplishments:
100+ wins as head coach
Macon Touchdown Club Coach of the Year multiple seasons
Macon Telegraph Coach of the Year multiple seasons
GISA AAA state championship in 1996
GISA AAA state runners up in 1997

High School Athlete Career:
Letters: football 4 years, basketball 3 years, baseball 2 years
Played on MDS GHSA State Football Championship Teams 1970, 1971 and 1973.
Best Offensive Player on the 1973 football team
Best Defensive Player on the 1973-74 basketball team

College Athlete Career at Savannah State:
Three-year starter as a running back.
Team Captain 1978
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team as a junior and senior