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8/16/18 MFB Practice Alabama Michael Locksley Offensive Coordinator Photo by Kent Gidley 8/16/18 MFB Practice Alabama Michael Locksley Offensive Coordinator Photo by Kent Gidley

The Crimson Tide offensive coordinator is honored as the nation’s top assistant coach

 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama offensive coordinator Michael Locksley has been named the winner of 2018 Broyles Award. Locksley received the honor at the Broyles Award Luncheon in Little Rock, Ark., Monday.

 

In his first season as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Locksley is overseeing a Crimson Tide attack that is averaging 47.9 points and 527.6 yards per game in 2018. The Tide has already set school records for points scored (623), total offense (6,859), offensive touchdowns (77) and passing yards (4,231) in a season. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns in 2018. He is just the fourth quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a season at UA.

Locksley is in his second season on the Crimson Tide on-field coaching staff. He served as the Tide’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2017. Locksley originally joined the program as an offensive analyst in 2016.

 

The Broyles Award has been presented annually since 1996 to the outstanding assistant coach in college football. Locksley joins former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart (2009) as the second UA coach to receive the honor