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    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

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Shawn Slocum
Special Teams Coordinator

Biography

  • Joined Packers on Feb. 6, 2006, as assistant special teams coach. Was promoted to special teams coordinator on Feb. 3, 2009.
  • In 2012, helped guide WR Randall Cobb to a franchise-record 2,342 combined net yards (No. 1 in the NFL), P Tim Masthay to a new team record in net punting average (38.9), and K Mason Crosby to his sixth straight 100-point season, joining K Ryan Longwell as the only players in franchise history with six or more 100-point seasons.
  • Possesses 22 years of coaching experience, the first 15 at the college level.
  • Played linebacker at Texas A&M.
  • Holder of a B.S. degree in construction management, Slocum took a two-year coaching hiatus to run Slocum Development Group, a custom home-building and commercial-development company.

 
Entering his eighth year in the NFL, Shawn Slocum begins his fifth season as the Green Bay Packers’ special teams coordinator in 2013 after joining the club in 2006 as assistant special teams coach. Elevated to his current position by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Feb. 3, 2009, following the retirement of Mike Stock, Slocum brings a total of 22 years of coaching experience to his post, the first 15 at the college level.

Having originally joined the Packers on Feb. 6, 2006, Slocum’s background in the college ranks has proven valuable in working with young players at the pro level.

The 2012 season was one that saw the Packers get contributions from all areas of their special teams as the team ranked No. 12 overall in the Dallas Morning News’ annual postseason rankings, the club’s highest finish since 2007 (No. 7), and a year after ranking No. 13 in 2011.

Last season, Slocum helped guide WR Randall Cobb to a franchise-record 2,342 combined net yards to rank first in the NFL. Additionally, when Cobb returned a fourth-quarter punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the season opener, he became the only player in NFL history to score on a kick return in Week 1 each of his first two seasons.

Third-year P Tim Masthay continued his ascension under Slocum in 2012, matching the team record for most punts placed inside the 20 (since 1976) with 30, and for the third consecutive season he set a new team record for net punting average (38.93). Last season, Masthay also qualified in the franchise record books for career gross punting average (min. 150 punts), ranking first in team history with a 44.2-yard average over his first three seasons.

The 2012 season saw K Mason Crosby surpass the 100-point mark for the sixth straight season, joining K Ryan Longwell as the only players in team history with six or more 100-point seasons. Additionally, his 112 points brought his career total to 762, ranking him fourth in team history while setting an NFL record for the most points scored by a player in his first six seasons in the league.

In Cobb’s rookie season of 2011, Slocum helped guide him to a No. 2 ranking in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.7) on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate and to the All-Rookie Team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA.

The 2011 season also saw Crosby set a new career high for field-goal percentage (85.7 percent, 24 of 28) as he finished No. 4 in the NFL among kickers with 140 points. Additionally, his streak of 23 consecutive field goals made (Week 13, 2010 - Week 12, 2011) set a team record, topping Chris Jacke’s mark of 17 straight in 1993.

In his second season in 2011, Masthay established a new franchise record for gross punting average (45.6) while becoming the first punter in franchise history to land four punts inside the 20-yard line in consecutive games. He accomplished the feat at Detroit and at the N.Y. Giants in Weeks 12-13, earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Giants.

In 2010, Slocum guided first-year man Masthay to a 37.6-yard net average, which matched the best mark by a Packers punter to that point since 1976 (Jon Ryan, 2007). In 2009, Slocum’s first year as coordinator, LB Desmond Bishop, S Derrick Martin and TE Spencer Havner each recorded 20-plus tackles on special teams, the first Green Bay trio to accomplish that feat since 1984.

In his three seasons as Green Bay’s special teams assistant, Slocum helped tutor CB Will Blackmon as he tied the franchise record with three punt returns for touchdowns, accomplishing that feat over a two-year span (2007-08). Along with his special teams duties, Slocum also previously assisted Winston Moss in coaching the linebackers.

Slocum (SLOW-kumm) joined the Packers from the University of Mississippi, where he served one year as assistant head coach and linebackers coach. Under Slocum’s tutelage, LB Patrick Willis garnered first-team All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com and The Associated Press as a junior and was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the nation’s outstanding defensive player. One year later, Willis was drafted in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Prior to Ole Miss, Slocum took a two-year hiatus from coaching, as owner and president of Slocum Development Group, Inc., a custom home-building and commercial-development company in Texas.

Slocum was the special teams coordinator and secondary coach at Texas A&M (2000-02) in his third stint with the Aggies. Slocum’s units contributed to a team that appeared in two bowl games during that time.

Before returning to his alma mater, Slocum spent two seasons (1998-99) at the University of Southern California as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. During his tenure, Slocum worked with future NFL players Chris Claiborne, David Gibson, Marcus Steele and Zeke Moreno. In 1998, Claiborne earned both All-America recognition and the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in leading the Trojans to the Sun Bowl.

Earlier, Slocum spent seven seasons at Texas A&M (1991-97), and assisted the Aggies to five bowl games, including four Cotton Bowl appearances. During that seven-year term, in which the school was 94-28-2, he coached 14 players who went on to play in the NFL. The 94 wins were sixth in the country and marked the most wins by any Texas Division I school in any decade.

While at Texas A&M as special teams and tight ends coach (1991-93), he helped the Aggies to three straight Southwest Conference championships. The following year, he transitioned from coaching tight ends to linebackers while maintaining his special teams responsibilities. In that role (1994-97), he recruited and coached All-American LB, Lombardi Award winner and future Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen.

On special teams, Slocum helped mold eventual Pro Bowl P Shane Lechler, a two-time All-American and three-time All-Big 12 selection in college. Along with numerous school and conference records, Lechler finished his A&M career with NCAA marks for career punting average (44.7) and career games averaging at least 40 yards (37).

Slocum began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Texas A&M in 1989. He moved on to the University of Pittsburgh the following season (1990) as a graduate-assistant defensive coach, serving on a Paul Hackett staff that included McCarthy, then a graduate assistant helping with the Panthers’ quarterbacks.

A linebacker in college, Slocum earned one letter from Texas A&M in 1984 and was a member of the 12th Man kickoff squad from 1983-84. He earned a B.S. degree in construction management from the school in 1988.

Born Feb. 21, 1965, in Bryan, Texas, Slocum is married to the former Michelle Biehl. He has four children: daughters Tayler, 20, who will be a junior at Texas A&M in the fall, Jordyn, 18, who will be a freshman at Texas A&M in the fall, and Haley, 15, and son Jaxon, 10. His father, R.C., the winningest head coach in Texas A&M history, guided the program for 14 years (1989-2002) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012. In his spare time, Slocum enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

  • Joined Packers on Feb. 6, 2006, as assistant special teams coach. Was promoted to special teams coordinator on Feb. 3, 2009.
  • In 2012, helped guide WR Randall Cobb to a franchise-record 2,342 combined net yards (No. 1 in the NFL), P Tim Masthay to a new team record in net punting average (38.9), and K Mason Crosby to his sixth straight 100-point season, joining K Ryan Longwell as the only players in franchise history with six or more 100-point seasons.
  • Possesses 22 years of coaching experience, the first 15 at the college level.
  • Played linebacker at Texas A&M.
  • Holder of a B.S. degree in construction management, Slocum took a two-year coaching hiatus to run Slocum Development Group, a custom home-building and commercial-development company.

 
Entering his eighth year in the NFL, Shawn Slocum begins his fifth season as the Green Bay Packers’ special teams coordinator in 2013 after joining the club in 2006 as assistant special teams coach. Elevated to his current position by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Feb. 3, 2009, following the retirement of Mike Stock, Slocum brings a total of 22 years of coaching experience to his post, the first 15 at the college level.

Having originally joined the Packers on Feb. 6, 2006, Slocum’s background in the college ranks has proven valuable in working with young players at the pro level.

The 2012 season was one that saw the Packers get contributions from all areas of their special teams as the team ranked No. 12 overall in the Dallas Morning News’ annual postseason rankings, the club’s highest finish since 2007 (No. 7), and a year after ranking No. 13 in 2011.

Last season, Slocum helped guide WR Randall Cobb to a franchise-record 2,342 combined net yards to rank first in the NFL. Additionally, when Cobb returned a fourth-quarter punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the season opener, he became the only player in NFL history to score on a kick return in Week 1 each of his first two seasons.

Third-year P Tim Masthay continued his ascension under Slocum in 2012, matching the team record for most punts placed inside the 20 (since 1976) with 30, and for the third consecutive season he set a new team record for net punting average (38.93). Last season, Masthay also qualified in the franchise record books for career gross punting average (min. 150 punts), ranking first in team history with a 44.2-yard average over his first three seasons.

The 2012 season saw K Mason Crosby surpass the 100-point mark for the sixth straight season, joining K Ryan Longwell as the only players in team history with six or more 100-point seasons. Additionally, his 112 points brought his career total to 762, ranking him fourth in team history while setting an NFL record for the most points scored by a player in his first six seasons in the league.

In Cobb’s rookie season of 2011, Slocum helped guide him to a No. 2 ranking in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.7) on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate and to the All-Rookie Team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA.

The 2011 season also saw Crosby set a new career high for field-goal percentage (85.7 percent, 24 of 28) as he finished No. 4 in the NFL among kickers with 140 points. Additionally, his streak of 23 consecutive field goals made (Week 13, 2010 - Week 12, 2011) set a team record, topping Chris Jacke’s mark of 17 straight in 1993.

In his second season in 2011, Masthay established a new franchise record for gross punting average (45.6) while becoming the first punter in franchise history to land four punts inside the 20-yard line in consecutive games. He accomplished the feat at Detroit and at the N.Y. Giants in Weeks 12-13, earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Giants.

In 2010, Slocum guided first-year man Masthay to a 37.6-yard net average, which matched the best mark by a Packers punter to that point since 1976 (Jon Ryan, 2007). In 2009, Slocum’s first year as coordinator, LB Desmond Bishop, S Derrick Martin and TE Spencer Havner each recorded 20-plus tackles on special teams, the first Green Bay trio to accomplish that feat since 1984.

In his three seasons as Green Bay’s special teams assistant, Slocum helped tutor CB Will Blackmon as he tied the franchise record with three punt returns for touchdowns, accomplishing that feat over a two-year span (2007-08). Along with his special teams duties, Slocum also previously assisted Winston Moss in coaching the linebackers.

Slocum (SLOW-kumm) joined the Packers from the University of Mississippi, where he served one year as assistant head coach and linebackers coach. Under Slocum’s tutelage, LB Patrick Willis garnered first-team All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com and The Associated Press as a junior and was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the nation’s outstanding defensive player. One year later, Willis was drafted in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers.

Prior to Ole Miss, Slocum took a two-year hiatus from coaching, as owner and president of Slocum Development Group, Inc., a custom home-building and commercial-development company in Texas.

Slocum was the special teams coordinator and secondary coach at Texas A&M (2000-02) in his third stint with the Aggies. Slocum’s units contributed to a team that appeared in two bowl games during that time.

Before returning to his alma mater, Slocum spent two seasons (1998-99) at the University of Southern California as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. During his tenure, Slocum worked with future NFL players Chris Claiborne, David Gibson, Marcus Steele and Zeke Moreno. In 1998, Claiborne earned both All-America recognition and the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in leading the Trojans to the Sun Bowl.

Earlier, Slocum spent seven seasons at Texas A&M (1991-97), and assisted the Aggies to five bowl games, including four Cotton Bowl appearances. During that seven-year term, in which the school was 94-28-2, he coached 14 players who went on to play in the NFL. The 94 wins were sixth in the country and marked the most wins by any Texas Division I school in any decade.

While at Texas A&M as special teams and tight ends coach (1991-93), he helped the Aggies to three straight Southwest Conference championships. The following year, he transitioned from coaching tight ends to linebackers while maintaining his special teams responsibilities. In that role (1994-97), he recruited and coached All-American LB, Lombardi Award winner and future Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen.

On special teams, Slocum helped mold eventual Pro Bowl P Shane Lechler, a two-time All-American and three-time All-Big 12 selection in college. Along with numerous school and conference records, Lechler finished his A&M career with NCAA marks for career punting average (44.7) and career games averaging at least 40 yards (37).

Slocum began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Texas A&M in 1989. He moved on to the University of Pittsburgh the following season (1990) as a graduate-assistant defensive coach, serving on a Paul Hackett staff that included McCarthy, then a graduate assistant helping with the Panthers’ quarterbacks.

A linebacker in college, Slocum earned one letter from Texas A&M in 1984 and was a member of the 12th Man kickoff squad from 1983-84. He earned a B.S. degree in construction management from the school in 1988.

Born Feb. 21, 1965, in Bryan, Texas, Slocum is married to the former Michelle Biehl. He has four children: daughters Tayler, 20, who will be a junior at Texas A&M in the fall, Jordyn, 18, who will be a freshman at Texas A&M in the fall, and Haley, 15, and son Jaxon, 10. His father, R.C., the winningest head coach in Texas A&M history, guided the program for 14 years (1989-2002) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012. In his spare time, Slocum enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

 

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