Michael Locksley

Winner, 2018 Broyles Award.

Defensive Coordinator, University of Alabama (2018)

Current Position: Head Coach, Maryland Terrapins (2019-)

Michael Locksley joined Nick Saban’s staff at The University of Alabama in January of 2017 as the Crimson Tide’s co-offensive coordinator and was promoted to offensive coordinator in February of 2018.

In 2017, Locksley coached the wide receivers, who combined to catch128 passes for 2,059 yards and 19 touchdowns led by First Team All-SEC selection Calvin Ridley. Ridley hauled in 63 passes for 967 yards and five touchdowns in his junior season. Cam Sims (14 catches for 207 yards) and Robert Foster (14 catches for 174 yards) also turned in solid years while the trio of true freshmen Jerry Jeudy (14 for 264 yards), DeVonta Smith (8 for 160 yards ) and Henry Ruggs III (12 for 229 yards and a team-high six touchdowns) provided a boost for the Crimson Tide.

Locksley spent the 2016 season on the Crimson Tide’s staff as an offensive analyst. He previously served as the interim head coach at the University of Maryland for the final six games of the 2015 season. Prior to that he served as the Terrapins offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012-15. Locksley also served as the head coach at the University of New Mexico from 2009-11.

Locksley, known for strong recruiting skills, was listed as a top-25 recruiter in the nation three different times (2003, 2005, 2006) and was a finalist for 2007 recruiter of the year by Rivals.com. He also engineered top-10 recruiting classes during each of his two seasons (2003-04) as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Florida.



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