New cornerbacks coach David Lockwood appreciates the effort of his defensive backs during camp
Two UNLV Football position groups learning under new coaches.
One of two new Rebel assistant coaches in 2017, veteran mentor David Lockwood oversees the UNLV cornerbacks. A former defensive coordinator in the Big Ten Conference, Lockwood most recently spent four years coaching cornerbacks in the Pac-12 Conference at Arizona (2012-15). A three-year starter at cornerback himself while at West Virginia, his three bowl trips included playing for the 1998 national championship in the Fiesta Bowl. Lockwood had multiple stints on the staff of his alma mater -- coaching the Mountaineer cornerbacks in 2008-11 (finished 11th in the nation in pass defense in 2010); the defensive backs in 2000 (finished ninth in the nation with 19 interceptions and won the Music City Bowl); and starting his collegiate career as a graduate assistant in 1989. Having served as defensive coordinator at Minnesota for two of his five seasons in the Twin Cities, Lockwood helped the Golden Gophers reach a bowl game every season at the school. Having coached in 15 straight bowl games at one point, he also coached defensive backs at Kentucky (2007), Notre Dame (2001), Wyoming (1999-2000) and Memphis (1999), as well as the wide receiver position at Memphis (1995-98), James Madison (1994) and Delaware (1990-93). During Lockwood’s one season in South Bend, the Irish ranked 10th in the nation in pass defense. A four-year letterman for the Mountaineers, Lockwood earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from West Virginia in 1989. The Pennsylvania native and his wife, Heidi, have three children: Autumn, David Jr. and Jeffrey.
Coaching Experience: 2017-SA UNLV -- cornerbacks 2012-15 Arizona -- cornerbacks 2008-11 West Virginia -- cornerbacks 2007 Kentucky -- defensive backs