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‘This Is a Wound That Doesn’t Heal’

Amid Personal Heartbreak, Locksley Aims to Help His Players Cope With Mental Health Challenges

By Maryland Athletics Staff

Terps head football Coach Michael Locksley has lost games and jobs over his career, but no loss could ever compare to the death of his son. In 2017, Meiko Locksley was shot and killed in Columbia, Md., in still-unknown circumstances. Meiko, 25, had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, and in the new episode of the Terrapin Club+ series “Game Changers,” Locksley talks about how the experience introduced him to the importance of mental health, which he has made a priority during his coaching tenure at UMD.


Find more additional Terrapin Club+ video programming on its website, where a free preview of its exclusive content is available through Feb. 28. This new streaming platform is one of several new benefits to Terrapin Club members. 

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