Beverly Lockett joined the Delaware State women’s basketball program as an assistant coach in July of 2015.
“Coach Lockett is another added dimension to our women’s basketball program,” said head coach Barbara Burgess. “Her loyalty and dedication to the game of women’s basketball will definitely impact our program. Her overall experience will help build our women’s program back to its winning tradition.”
A native of Meridian, Miss., Lockett comes to DSU from the Dallas, Texas area after 16 years of coaching in the high school and AAU ranks. On the school adminstrative side, she served as an instructional coach/master teacher for the Grand Prairie Independent School District (2012-15), along with holding a similar position with the Lancaster Independent School District (2010-12).
Her experience on the sidelines includes being at the helm of the Richardson High School (1999-2006) and Lancaster High School (2006-10) and varsity women’s basketball teams, along with the North Texas Blaze (2011-12) AAU program.
At Richardson, Lockett tallied a 125-86 overall record, which included back-to-back District 10-5A Championships (2004-05, 2005-06), two District 12-4A Coach of the Year honors (2003-04, 2005-06) and a Richardson Morning News Coach of the Year honor (2003-04). During her four seasons at Lancaster, which featured a state playoff appearance each year, Lockett posted an 86-47 overall record. The defensive-minded leader also earned District 15-4A Coach of the Year honors in her first season, along with leading the squad to back-to-back district second place finishes (2006-07, 2007-08).
With the North Texas Blaze, based out of a Plano, Texas, Lockett led the team to numerous top finishes in tournaments, both locally and nationally, including a National D-I Classic Championship Bracket Runner-Up feat (2011). In 2012, multiple players signed athletic scholarships to North Texas, Arkansas-Fort Smith, Hardin Simmons and Ranger College.
Lockett was also selected to coach the East squad of the "Texas Element of a Champion" All-Star game, featuring former Dallas Cowboys - Martellus Bennett and Jesse Holley.
As a player, Lockett starred as a power forward at Livingston University, which is now known as University of West Alabama. Considered as one of the most decorated players in program history, Lockett received All-Conference recognition both seasons, earned National Player of the Week and All-American honors as a sophomore and holds several individual school records. She finished up her final two seasons at Southwestern Louisiana (now known as Louisana-Lafayette), garnering All-Conference honors each year. For her career, Lockett averaged 22.0 points and 11.7 rebounds per game, along with recording single-game highs of 45 points and 25 rebounds.
Lockett’s educational credentials includes a Master’s Degree from Southern University, (1993) along with two bachelor’s degrees from Southwestern Louisiana (1984, 1986).
Lockett is also a member of numerous professional organizations, headlined by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA), Southwest Texas Alliance of Black School Educations (SWABSE), the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Alumni Association and the Texas Basketball Coaches Associations. Notable activities for Lockett includes multiple basketball camp director positions, assisting the SWAC during its basketball championship tournament, serving as a part-time sports information worker with Southern University and volunteering her services for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four and Special Olympics.
Lockett has four sons: Racoya, Jordan and twins Bradley and Brandon.
“Family is very important to me,” Lockett stated. “My husband, Rodney, as well as my sons are helping make this coaching dream possible.”