Oregon: Helfrich announces Lubick hire

Oregon: Helfrich announces Lubick hire

Cutcliffe: "Simply the best recruiter that I’ve ever worked with.” (Photo: Duke Athletics)

Cutcliffe: “Simply the best recruiter that I’ve ever worked with.” (Photo: Duke Athletics)

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]regon head coach Mark Helfrich has officially announced Duke assistant Matt Lubick as the Duck’s wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.

Lubick spent the past three years with the Blue Devils as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2012, two Blue Devil receivers – Jamison Crowder and Conner Vernon – earned All-ACC honors and had record-setting campaigns. As a result, Lubick was one of three finalists for the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award and a Broyles Award nominee.

“Matt Lubick exemplifies exactly what it means to be a mentor in every sense of the word,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe has said. Cutcliffe called Lubick “simply the best recruiter that I’ve ever worked with.”

Prior to his stint at Duke, Lubick spent three seasons at Arizona State (2007-09) where he served as assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator, and safeties coach. He is credited with signing Vontaze Burfict, the highest-rated prospect in Arizona State football history. Rivals.com named Lubick on of the top-10 recruiters in the Pac-10 each of his three seasons with the Sun Devils.

Lubick coached two seasons at Ole Miss (2005-06), coaching the wide receivers. He was responsible for signing Rebel standout Dexter McClusker while on staff in Oxford. McClusker was the first player in SEC history to total over 1,000 rushing yards and over 500 receiving yards in the same season.

Lubick got his start in coaching as a student assistant for his father, legendary Colorado State head coach Sonny Lubick. After graduating from Colorado State, Lubick joined the staff at Cal State-Northridge in 1997 before moving to San Jose State for two seasons (1997-98).

Lubick coached defensive backs and was co-recruiting coordinator at Oregon State in 1999-2000 before returning to Colorado State where he coached wide receivers for four seasons (2001-04).

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