TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — There was some tragic news surrounding Alabama football as Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Monday that co-offensive coordinator Mike Locksley’s son was killed.
“On another note Mike Locksley had a family tragedy. His son was killed,” Saban said Monday. “I just want everybody to understand that our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike, Kia and the entire Locksley family over this tragedy. We’ll do everything we can to support Mike and his family in this time of tragedy.”
An Alabama spokesman confirmed that it was Locksley’s son Meiko who was killed. Meiko Locksley was 25 years old. According to ABCNews2 in Baltimore, Meiko Locksley suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to the University of Maryland’s Shock and Trauma Center where he died.
The spokesman also confirmed that Locksley is not with the team, and is currently with his family.
Locksley was hired as a full-time assistant coach during the offseason after spending 2016 as an offensive analyst. He was promoted to wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator once Alabama set its staff.
Locksley also was Maryland’s interim coach for six games in 2015, after serving as the Terrapins’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012-15. He was New Mexico’s head coach from 2009-11.
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