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Slaughter takes spot on Cougar coaching staff

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A longtime high school football coach who worked under UH head coach Art Briles in Stephenville signed on to the Cougar coaching staff Briles announced Monday. 

Erik Slaughter, who for the last two years has coached strength and conditioning at UH, will work with the Cougars' linebackers.

"Erik has done a great job overseeing our strength and conditioning program the last two years," Briles said in a release. "He is extremely knowledgeable, intense and self-driven. He is a great addition to the Cougar family."

Briles cited Slaughter's background in coaching, which includes stints as head coach at Springtown High School and East Bernard High School. At Springtown, Slaughter helped turn around a three-year, 9-21 program, taking it to the playoffs in his first year. In 2001, he was named the Wharton County Coach of the Year.

Slaughter's career began in Stephenville as an assistant for Briles in 1990, shortly after graduating from Tarelton State University.

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