Kerry Locklin
    Kerry Locklin

    Hometown:
    Las Cruces, N.M.

    High School:
    Rockville

    Last College:
    New Mexico State

    Position:
    Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)

    Experience:
    8th Year

    Coaching Career
    Is in his eighth season at Fresno State, joining the staff in 2000 after five years at Eastern Michigan University ... has been a tremendously valuable coach, developing such Bulldog linemen as Garrett McIntyre, Nick Burley and Alan Harper, all of whom are in the school defensive record books, each ranking in the career top five for quarterback sacks ... McIntyre and Harper were selected WAC Defensive Players of the Year ... for the fifth straight year, a Bulldog lineman has earned All-WAC honors ... in 2006, defensive end Tyler Clutts was named Second Team All-WAC ... Locklin also developed defensive tackle Louis Leonard, who signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers in 2007... despite injuries, Locklin patched together a defensive front that ranked second in the WAC in sacks with 35 in 2005, led by Tyler Clutts and McIntyre ... in 2004, Garrett McIntyre was selected first-team All-WAC, the third Bulldog so honored under Locklin in five years ... was integral in Fresno State's defensive unit, which led the WAC in total defense, pass defense, turnover margin, total defense and ranked fourth in the NCAA in pass efficiency defense in 2004 ... three of the Bulldog starters received All-WAC honors ... in 2003, Locklin molded a defensive front that helped Fresno State record 90 tackles for loss and 304 sacks ... under Locklin, Brian Morris was named second-team All-WAC in 2003 ... in addition, Garrett McIntyre moved from walk-on to solid defensive end to standout defensive tackle in just two years. McIntyre, Morris and Donyell Booker combined for 37 tackles for loss and 20 sacks ... helped the Bulldogs finish second in the WAC in scoring defense in 2003 ... individually, Morris (15.5) and McIntyre (12.5) both ranked near the top of the WAC in tackles for loss, and as a unit the Bulldogs' 32 sacks ranked third ... coached All-WAC defensive linemen and three of the top five sack artists in school history in McIntyre (26 sacks), Burley (25 career sacks) and Harper (21.5) ... in 2002, Locklin's work produced two first-team All-WAC players in Burley and Jason Stewart ... Fresno State ranked second in the WAC in quarterback sacks in 2002 with 31 ... he developed three-time first-team All-WAC honoree Harper, the first Bulldog ever selected as WAC Defensive Player of the Year ... under Locklin's coaching, Harper became one of the best defensive players in Fresno State history and finished third in program history in sacks with 21. Harper was also a second-team All-America pick by the Associated Press, Sporting News and Football News ... also coached Nick Burley to a first-team All-WAC selection in 2001 ... Harper, Burley, Clarence Denning and Jason Stewart, all members of the defensive line, earned All-WAC recognition in 2001 ... under Locklin's guidance, Fresno State's front four was the hardest in the conference on which to run and score in 2001 ... FS also finished 18th in the nation in rushing defense ... in his first season, he coached first-team All-WAC tackle Alan Harper and second-team All-WAC selection Thabiti Lockhart, who signed with the Green Bay Packers ... Locklin joined the Eastern Michigan University staff in 1995 after spending the 1994 season as an assistant coach with the Shreveport (Louisiana) Pirates of the Canadian Football League (CFL) ... joined Western New Mexico University as the running backs coach in 1988 ... was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Utah in 1989 ... was an assistant coach at Morehead State from 1989-93.

    Athletics Career
    A four-year letterwinner and earned honorable mention UPI and AP All-America honors at New Mexico State ... he was also a first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference and first-team Academic All-MVC selection in 1980 and 1981 ... played professional football for the Los Angeles Rams (1982-83), the Denver Broncos (1987) and the Arizona Wranglers (1984-85).

    Personal
    Born Sept. 9, 1959, in Las Cruces, N.M. ... graduated from Rockdale (Texas) High School ... graduated from New Mexico State in 1982 and earned a master's degree from the school in 1985 ... needs 16 units to complete his doctorate degree in sports psychology ... Locklin and his wife, Kelly, have one daughter, Tishelle, and sons Tymon and Torry.

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