Dec. 2, 2010
Mike Locksley TO RETURN IN 2011 AS LOBO COACH
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Paul Krebs, Vice President for Athletics at the University of New Mexico, has finished his evaluation process of the Lobo football program and has determined that Mike Locksley will return as head coach for the 2011 season
"Obviously, we are making this announcement to quiet speculation about our head football coaching position," said Krebs. "It's important during the current recruitment period that potential student-athletes know that Mike Locksley will be our coach in 2011.
"We have evaluated the season and the program, and neither Mike nor I are satisfied with the on-field results and we both expect improvement in 2011.
"We realize there have been hardships placed on the program in terms of injuries, scholarship limitations, scheduling, and even in the depth of personnel that coach Locksley inherited two years ago. Mike and I expect to see improvement in Year Three and this administration firmly believes that 2011 will show that improvement on the field."
Coach Locksley just completed his second year as the head coach at New Mexico. Locksley was named New Mexico's 29th head football coach on Dec. 9, 2008.
Locksley, who will turn 41 on Christmas Day, is an 18-year veteran of collegiate coaching. He came to the Land of Enchantment after four seasons as the University of Illinois' offensive coordinator, including the final three years as the quarterbacks coach. Locksley is 2-22 at UNM.