Coach Lockard Tenders Resignation
March 28, 2014
Cheyney University Head Football Coach Ken Lockard tendered his resignation earlier today. Lockard has been the Wolves head coach for the past three seasons. Cheyney went 2-31 during his tenure with both victories coming against HBCU rival Lincoln.
Before being named Head Coach Lockard served as the Wolves Defensive Coordinator for three seasons.
Offensive Coordinator Anthony Johnson will take over the reins on an interim basis while a national search is conducted. Johnson came to Cheyney in 2010 after spending the previous year and a half at Division III Salisbury University. While at Salisbury, Johnson was responsible for the running and slot backs which featured a nationally ranked offense and the number one rushing offense in the nation. Four of his backs earned all-conference honors and the Seagulls participated in the ECAC Southwest Championship Game. Prior to his stint at Salisbury he was the Assistant Offensive Coordinator and Running Backs Coach at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Maryland. Johnson was an all-conference performer at Salisbury and the Offensive MVP in 2006. He is an active member of the American Football Coaches Association.
The Wolves are set to begin spring practice tomorrow, March 29 as 50-60 players are scheduled to be put through their paces.
"I would like to thank Kenny (Lockard) for the time and effort he put into the job," commented Cheyney University Athletic Director Ruffin Bell. "The team has improved over the years that he was at the helm. He was very active on campus and always placed the student in the athlete first. We wish him well in his future endeavors."
Bell went on to say… "I would like to have a coach named as soon as possible."