Last winter, Canvas Credit Union signed a 15-year partnership with Colorado State University that is worth $37.7 million and included the naming of Canvas Stadium, the Ram’s newest home for football season. Ready to ring in the new year by hitting the ground running, they announced this January that Matt Lubick has accepted a position as their Director of University Relations in association with CSU.
In 2012, Football Scoop named Matt the National Wide Receivers Coach Of The Year for his coaching contributions to CSU, Cal State-Northridge, San Jose State, Oregon State, Mississippi, Arizona State, and Oregon. He spent the last two seasons at the University of Washington as their Co-Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach, and had his last game coaching college football at the Rose Bowl on January 1st.
Although Matt is still figuring out the specifics of his career and how to effectively serve his partnership between CSU and the credit union, he believes that this opportunity has been what he has been looking for. An opportunity that allows him “to seek a better career and life balance after 24 years in coaching”. His new position begins in February.
Matt’s father, Sonny Lubick, was CSU’s most successful and legendary football coach. Sonny’s leadership navigated the Rams to a 108-74 record, 9 bowl games, and 6 conference championships in 15 seasons from 1993-2007. His impression on the CSU community has been powerful. When the Canvas Stadium was built, an anonymous donor devoted $20 million to have Sonny’s name put on the playing field.
Now age 81, Sonny has worked for Canvas & CSU’s College of Business since 2008 as the Vice President of Community Outreach. He also teaches a leadership course on campus.
Matt stated that his father’s positive experience with Canvas and CSU has influenced his decision on accepting the position. Now, 24 years after Matt began his coaching career, he is back in Fort Collins and ready to serve our community with this new and exciting opportunity.