Football: Radell Lockhart

Radell Lockhart

Def. Line/Equipment Coordinator/Pro Liason
Alma Mater: Catawba '01
Office Phone: (704) 637-4479

Former Catawba standout player, Radell Lockhart, became an assistant coach with the program in 2006 and helped the Indians to the 2015 SAC Championship and a breth in the NCAA II playoffs. A 2001 Catawba graduate, Lockhart earned a degree in recreation. He serves his alma mater as defensive line coach, equipment coordinator and pro liason, positions he has held since 2013. 

In 2017, the Indians ranked 20th nationally in scoring defense and 36th in total defense. Kyle Kitchens (1st), Jordan Hemingway (2nd) and Omar Staley (2nd) were 2017 all-conference selection. The 2015 team finished second nationally in scoring defense (15.8 ppg). The 2007 defense finished 12th nationally in total defense (248.5 ypg).

Lockhart has served on the Catawba coaching staff since 2006 as a defensive line coach. During his 12 seasons, he has been part of a staff that led Catawba to 75 victories, two SAC Championships, a pair of Division II playoff appearances and two Top 25 finishes in the final polls. He added the titles of equipment coordinator and pro liason in 2013.

As a player, Lockhart was named South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-America honors in 2000, captaining the team that captured the SAC title. He was named to three All-America teams as he recorded 10 sacks and 31 stops for losses. Lockhart holds the school record with 103 tackles for loss and had 27

Lockhart was an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars and had stints with the New York Giants, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers. He played three seasons in NFL Europe, two with the Scottish Claymores and one with the Frankfurt Galaxy. He helped the Galaxy to an appearance in the 2004 World Bowl.

Lockhart, a native of Charlotte, N.C., was an outstanding player Independence High School. He resides in Salisbury with Leslie Dent, a 2009 East Carolina graduate and works at Catawba in athletic training.  They have a daughter, Penelope (2).

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