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Mike Locksley

Mike Locksley watches a play against Michigan during the second half at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.

Mike Locksley enters 2023 in his 5th season leading the program at Maryland. He has turned things around with the Terrapins the past 2 years and will have his sights set on reaching even bigger heights in the season ahead.

Across the 2021-22 seasons, Locksley has led Maryland to a 15-11 overall record and back-to-back bowl wins. It is the best stretch for the Terrapins since moving to the B1G in 2014 and is the first instance of back-to-back bowl wins for the program since 2002-03 under Ralph Friedgen.

A key piece for Locksley in turning things around has been quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa. After going 3-9 in 2019, Locksley was able to pull Tagovailoa out of the transfer portal to lead his offense.

After going 5-12 his first 2 seasons at the helm, Tagovailoa’s breakout in the 2021 season coincided with a turnaround for Locksley. Prior to the 2021 season, Locksley had gone 8-43 in his time as a head coach (including as an interim).

Under Locksley’s guidance, Tagovailoa has become Maryland’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, total offense and total touchdowns. Tagovailoa will be back for one more season with Locksley and Maryland, looking to record 9 wins for the first time since 2010.

Prior to returning to Maryland as the head coach, Locksley helped revive his coaching career as a piece of Nick Saban’s Alabama staff. He held multiple roles for the Crimson Tide from 2016-18, helping Alabama capture the 2017 national championship as co-OC and WRs coach.

Before Alabama, Locksley spent time at Maryland from 2012-15, his second stint as an assistant for the Terrapins. This time around, Locksley was the OC and QBs coach for Randy Edsall as the Terrapins made the move from the ACC to the B1G.

Following the firing of Edsall, Locksley was promoted to interim head coach but went just 1-5 leading the Terrapins. His first stint as an offensive assistant at Maryland came from 1997-2002.

After his first stint at Maryland, Locksley teamed up with Ron Zook at Florida and then Illinois. Locksley built his stock as Zook’s OC at Illinois from 2005-08 before taking his first head coaching job.

Locksley was hired as the head coach at New Mexico heading into the 2009 season. Unfortunately, things did not go well for Locksley, with a 2-26 record before getting fired after an 0-4 start to the 2011 season.

Locksley’s 21 total wins as a head coach at Maryland currently ranks 8th on the program’s all-time list. He is also 1 of just 5 head coaches in Terrapin history to record multiple bowl victories.



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