Cheyney University interim head coach football coach Ken Lockard officially had the “interim” label removed from his title, as the university named him permanent head coach today.

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Lockard was named interim head coach in March 2011 after Jeff Braxton left Cheyney to become the Defensive Line coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Delaware State University.

“I am very thankful (for the) opportunity to lead these wonderful student-athletes,” Lockard said in a statement released by the university. “This is a great opportunity for me and our staff to continue the progress that has been made here over the past couple of seasons.”

For the second consecutive season, Cheyney finished with a 1-10 record, with last season’s lone win coming against arch-rival Lincoln University in the Wade Wilson Classic. Though the Wolves went winless in PSAC play, four of those losses were by two touchdowns or fewer, compared to just three the season before.

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