Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Year in Coaching: 27th

Year at Arizona: Fourth

In his fourth season coaching Arizona’s cornerbacks, David Lockwood joined Rich Rodriguez’s staff in January 2012. He came to UA from West Virginia, where he was cornerbacks coach from 2008-11. He rejoined Rodriguez 22 years after working together as entry-level coaches. He has extensive experience coaching on both sides of the ball.

In 2014, Lockwood’s cornerbacks totaled 250 of Arizona’s tackles, a quarter of the defense’s production. Jourdon Grandon led the group with 84 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble. The corps registered seven interceptions and 29 passes broken up.

Arizona had five interception returns for touchdowns, tied for most among FBS teams in 2013. UA intercepted 18 passes in 2013, its most in a single campaign since totaling 16 in 2008. Lockwood’s defensive backs accounted for eight interceptions for 50 return yards.

Jonathan McKnight led the group in passes broken up with eight while Jourdon Grandon chipped in with five. Shaquille Richardson was part of one of the most exciting plays of the year against No. 5 Oregon. Marcus Mariota entered the game having not thrown an interception this season, or in 353 total attempts but linebacker Scooby Wright hauled in an interception on the game’s first play following an assist from Richardson. Later, Richardson intercepted a pass on Oregon’s final drive, his third of the year.

During the 2012 season, Richardson ranked fourth in the league and No. 16 nationally in passes broken up with 14. Lockwood’s unit accounted for five interceptions for 124 yards, including a turnover from Richardson in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl that led to Arizona’s first score of the game.

Lockwood’s units have recorded league-best interception totals (WVU, 2009), top 25 in pass defense (Kentucky, 2007; Memphis, 1999) and a national No. 1 ranking in turnover margin (Minnesota, 2006), among other highlights. He also helped coach both James Madison and Delaware to four NCAA I-AA playoff appearances. His secondary at WVU ranked 11th nationally in pass defense during the 2010 season.

Prior to working at his alma mater WVU, Lockwood was Kentucky’s defensive backs coach in 2007, Minnesota's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach in 2005-06 and Minnesota's secondary coach from 2002-04.

He coached cornerbacks at Notre Dame in 2001, defensive backs at West Virginia in 2000 and defensive backs at Memphis in 1999. He coached wide receivers at Memphis from 1995-98, tight ends and receivers at James Madison in 1994, and tight ends and receivers at Delaware from 1990-93.

Lockwood began his career as a graduate assistant with the 1989 West Virginia team and earned his bachelor’s degree from WVU in 1989.

He was a four-year letterman and defensive back at WVU from 1985-88 and a member of the 1985 Bluebonnet, 1987 Sun and 1988 Fiesta Bowl teams. He helped the Mountaineers to an undefeated regular season and national championship game as a senior.

Lockwood and his wife, Heidi, have three children, Autumn, David Jr. and Jeffrey.

Lockwood's Coaching History  
2012- Arizona, cornerbacks
2008-11 West Virginia, cornerbacks
2007 Kentucky, defensive backs
2005-06 Minnesota, defensive coordinator/linebacks
2002-04 Minnesota, defensive backs
2001 Notre Dame, cornerbacks
2000 West Virginia, defensive backs
1999-2000 Wyoming, defensive backs
1999 Memphis, defensive backs
1995-98 Memphis, wide receivers
1994 James Madison, tight ends/wide receivers
1990-93 Delaware, tight ends/wide receivers
1989 West Virginia, graduate assistant
Lockwood in the Bowls  
2014 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl, Arizona assistant
2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl
2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona assistant
2011 Orange Bowl,West Virginia assistant
2010 Champs Sports Bowl,West Virginia assistant
2009 Gator Bowl,West Virginia assistant
2008 Car Care Bowl,West Virginia assistant
2007 Music City Bowl, Kentucky assistant
2006 Bowl, Minnesota coordinator
2005 Music City Bowl, Minnesota coordinator
2004 Music City Bowl, Minnesota assistant
2003 Sun Bowl, Minnesota assistant
2002 Music City Bowl, Minnesota assistant
2000 Music City Bowl,West Virginia assistant
1994 NCAA I-AA playoffs, James Madison assistant
1993 NCAA I-AA playoffs,Delaware assistant
1992 NCAA I-AA playoffs,Delaware assistant
1991 NCAA I-AA playoffs,Delaware assistant
1989 Gator Bowl, West Virginia graduate assistant
1988 Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia player
1987 Sun Bowl, West Virginia player
1984 Blue Bonnet Bowl, West Virginia player
David Lockwood File  
Hometown Media, Pa.
High School Penncrest
College West Virginia, 1989
Playing Career West Virginia, 1985-88, defensive back
Family Wife, Heidi; Children, Autumn, David, Jr., Jeffrey
Recruiting Area West Phoenix, Orlando, Las Vegas, NV