David Lockwood, a graduate of the University of West Virginia, is entering his fifth year as a member of the Memphis coaching staff and his first year as the defensive secondary coach. Prior to 1999, he had worked as the Tigers' receiver coach. Lockwood served as James Madison's receiver coach under Rip Scherer before joining the Memphis staff in 1995.
Since his arrival at Memphis, Lockwood has tutored such receivers as Richie Floyd, Damien Dodson and Darrius "Boo" Blevins. All three receivers are ranked among the school's all-time leaders. Floyd finished his career ranked third with 1,654 yards. Dodson is currently ranked fourth with 1,589 yards and Blevins is 14th at 1,017 yards receiving.
Floyd and Dodson have etched their names in the Tiger record book in other catagories and Dodson could become the University's all-time leading receiver before the end of the 1999 season.
A four-year football letterman for the University of West Virginia Mountaineers from 1984 through 1988, Lockwood was a member of the West Virginia team that played Notre Dame for the national championship in the 1988 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl. He was also a member of the Mountaineers' Bluebonnet Bowl and Sun Bowl teams.
After working as a graduate assistant for one year at the University of West Virginia, Lockwood joined the staff at the University of Delaware as tight end and receiver coach, and remained there for four seasons. He joined the staff at James Madison in 1994.
Lockwood, a native of Media, Pennsylvania, received his bachelor's degree in physical education at the University of West Virginia.
He and his wife, Heidi, a teacher with a recreation and parks administration degree from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in exercise science from West Chester College, have a daughter, Autumn and a son, David Phillip, Jr.
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Born: Media, PA
Univ. of Memphis (1995-