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Matt Lubick
Biographical details
Born (1972-01-26) January 26, 1972 (age 48)
Bozeman, Montana
Playing career
Position(s)Defensive Back
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Wide Receivers Coach of the Year (2012)

Matt Lubick (born January 26, 1972) is a former American football coach and current businessman. He last served as the co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach at Washington. He was named the 2012 Football Scoop Wide Receivers Coach of the Year while coaching at Duke.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Lubick was a four-year starter at defensive back for Western Montana College and earned all-conference and NAIA All-America honors as a senior.[2] He earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Colorado State in 1995.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Lubick began his coaching career in 1995 as a student assistant coach and academic supervisor under his father, Sonny Lubick at Colorado State University. He then coached one season at Cal State-Northridge in 1996 and two seasons at San Jose State as wide receivers coach (1997–1998). Lubick coached the defensive backs while helping coordinate Oregon State's recruiting efforts for two seasons (1999–2000).[3]

In 2001 Lubick returned to Colorado State as wide receivers coach from 2001–2004.[4] Lubick spent two seasons at Ole Miss, where he helped recruit star all-purpose back Dexter McCluster. Former Oregon State head coach Dennis Erickson hired Lubick again in 2007 at Arizona State, where Lubick spent three seasons before moving to Duke as passing game coordinator, receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.[5]

Lubick was one of three finalists for the American Football Coaches Association's Assistant Coach of the Year award for 2012. A big reason is the production his receivers turned in for Duke, which reached a bowl game for the first time since 1994.[6] He was also named the wide receivers coach of the year in 2012 by footballscoop.com.[1]

Duke was the only FBS team in the country in 2012 with three receivers to catch at least 60 passes, led by Conner Vernon’s program-record 85 receptions. Vernon and Jamison Crowder also set an ACC record for most catches by a receiving tandem, combining for 157 receptions on the year. The Blue Devils were the 31st-ranked passing team in the FBS in 2012.[6]

On January 28, 2013, University of Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich hired Lubick as the Ducks' passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. He replaced Scott Frost, who was promoted to offensive coordinator. Lubick's teaching's took Oregon's receivers to much improved level in his first season with the Ducks.[7] Josh Huff set the single-season mark for receiving yards in a season with 1,140 - breaking a school record that stood for 43 years.[8] Oregon set a school record for total offense in a season at 7,345, besting the old mark of 7,319 in 2011, which happened during a 14-game season.[9]

On January 1, 2016, Ducks Head Coach Mark Helfrich announced that Lubick would be promoted to Offensive Coordinator to replace the outgoing Scott Frost, who was hired as Head Coach at the University of Central Florida. Coach Frost took a similar path through the Oregon staff, being hired on as the Wide Receivers Coach when Chip Kelly was promoted to head coach in 2009. Frost was subsequently promoted to OC/QB Coach.[10] It was announced on January 20, 2016 that Coach Lubick would continue coaching the Wide Receivers as Offensive Coordinator.[11] Following Mark Helfrich's dismissal in December 2016 Lubick was not retained by new head coach Willie Taggart.

Lubick promptly accepted the position of wide receivers coach at Ole Miss that same December. Less than a month later, he resigned to take the same position at Baylor. Two months later, he finally made up his mind and accepted a position back in the PAC-12, without ever coaching a game for the Rebels or Bears.

On February 22, 2017 it was announced that Lubick would be joining Chris Petersen's staff at Washington as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Matt Lubick – 2012 Wide Receivers Coach of the Year". Footballscoop.com. http://footballscoop.com/uncategorized/matt-lubick-2012-wide-receivers-coach-of-the-year/. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. "Matt Lubick Hired as Passing Game Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". GoDucks.com. http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=206161060. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Matt Lubick Bio - Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=204893696. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  4. "Player Bio: Matt Lubick - Arizona State University Official Athletic Site". Thesundevils.com. http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lubick_matt00.html. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  5. "Archived copy". http://www.registerguard.com/web/updates/29353960-55/lubick-coach-com-ducks-oregon.html.csp.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wiseman, Steve (January 25, 2013). "Lubick leaves Duke for position at Oregon". The Herald-Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com/sports/x3713732/Lubick-leaves-Duke-for-position-at-Oregon. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  7. Greif, Andrew. "In coach Matt Lubick, No. 6 Oregon's receivers see the model of precision they seek to emulate". The Oregonian. http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2013/11/in_coach_matt_lubick_no_6_oreg.html.
  8. Quick, Jason. "Oregon football: In the Alamo Bowl, Ducks receiver Josh Huff takes aim at school record that has stood for 43 years". The Oregonian. http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2013/12/oregon_football_in_the_alamo_b.html.
  9. "Postgame Notebook - No. 10 Oregon vs. Texas - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=209354161.
  10. "Lubick Named Offensive Coordinator - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=210609892.
  11. Greif, Andrew. "Oregon Ducks officially add David Yost to staff to coach quarterbacks". The Oregonian. http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2016/01/oregon_ducks_officially_add_da.html.
  12. "Former Oregon assistant Matt Lubick joins Huskies as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach". Seattle Times. February 22, 2017. http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-football/former-oregon-offensive-coordinator-matt-lubick-to-join-huskies-as-wide-receivers-coach/.
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