Feb. 11, 1997
Vanderlinden Names Locksley Running Backs Coach
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- University of Maryland football coach Ron Vanderlinden tonight named Michael A. Locksley as the Terps' running backs coach. Locksley becomes the eighth member of Vanderlinden's new staff.
Locksley joins the Maryland staff after spending the last year and a half at Army. Last year he led the Cadets to victory over rival Navy and an appearance in the Independence Bowl. He coached Army's wide receivers and tight ends. Tight end Ron Leshinski earned All-East honors in 1996 under Locksley's watchful eye.
Prior to his time at West Point, Locksley spent a season at the University of the Pacific as its outside linebackers coach. He was also responsible for the kickoff, punt and FG block special teams.
Locksley also served as the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI from Aug. 1993 to Feb. 1995. He simultaneously served as Navy Prep's head track and field coach.
Locksley began his coaching career as a student assistant overseeing the special teams and defensive backs at his alma mater, Towson State, from January 1992 to June 1993. Locksley, 27, was a three-year starter for the Tigers' defensive backfield while playing from 1988 to 1991 and earned TSU's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He was also a member of the Tigers' basketball team for the 1991-1992 season.