Matt Lubick Named ASU's Safeties Coach and Recruiting Coordinator

Dec. 29, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Matt Lubick has been named Arizona State University's safeties coach and recruiting coordinator, head coach Dennis Erickson announced Friday. Lubick's appointment completes Erickson's coaching staff.

Lubick, 35, is reunited with Erickson, under whom he coached at Oregon State University in 1999 and 2000. Lubick recently completed his second season as wide receivers coach at the University of Mississippi, having joined head coach Ed Orgeron¹s staff in January of 2005.

Lubick arrived at Ole Miss after spending the previous four seasons at his alma mater, Colorado State, where he served as wide receivers coach under his father, Rams' head coach Sonny Lubick from 2001-04. During his four years coaching in Fort Collins, Colo., Lubick helped guide Colorado State to three consecutive postseason bowl game appearances (New Orleans, 2001, Liberty, 2002 and San Francisco, 2003).

Lubick came to Colorado State after having served as secondary coach at Oregon State where he worked under Erickson during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. While at OSU, Lubick helped coordinate the team's recruiting efforts during the Beavers' emergence into the upper echelon of the college football scene, as the Beavers enjoyed the school¹s finest season in 2000, finishing 11-1 and defeated Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. While at OSU, Lubick aided the development of defensive back Dennis Weathersby, who earned First-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors in 2000.

Prior to his stint with Oregon State, Lubick spent two seasons (1997-98) at San Jose State working with the wide receivers, and one season (1996) as the cornerbacks coach at California State-Northridge. He began his coaching career in 1995 as a student assistant coach and academic supervisor at Colorado State under his father, Sonny Lubick.

Lubick is a 1995 graduate of Colorado State, earning a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science with an emphasis in pre-medicine. Lubick attended Western Montana College for three-and-a-half years, where he was a four-year starter at defensive back on the football team. He earned all-league honors as a junior and senior and NAIA All-America honors as a senior.

Lubick joins fellow assistant coaches Craig Bray, Jamie Christian, Dan Cozzetto, Rich Olson, Al Simmons, Gregg Smith, Grady Stretz and Eric Yarber as those who have officially been named to Erickson's coaching staff.

Erickson was introduced as head coach by Arizona State University Vice President for University Athletics Lisa Love on Dec. 11.

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