Matt Lubick is in his second season as a senior analyst under head coach Lance Leipold, working with the Kansas offense.
Lubick came to Kansas after two seasons as Nebraska’s offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. A 26-year coaching veteran, Lubick has 17 years of Power Five Conference coaching experience, including stints in the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Lubick had previous offensive coordinator experience at Pac-12 powerhouses Oregon (2016) and Washington (2017-18), and he has coached the wide receiver position for a total of 18 years. In 2012, Lubick was named the nation’s top receivers coach and was a finalist for national assistant coach of the year at Duke.
The son of longtime Colorado State head coach Sonny Lubick, Matt spent six successful seasons in the Pac-12 Conference before arriving in Lincoln. In those six seasons, Lubick was a part of two conference championship teams, five teams that finished the year ranked in the top 20 and four 10-win teams. Lubick helped the Ducks to rank in the top five nationally in both scoring and total offense each year and advanced to the 2014 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Lubick, who spent the 2019 season working in private business, was Washington’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2017 and 2018. The Huskies won 10 games in each of Lubick’s two seasons, with appearances in the Rose and Fiesta Bowls. Washington also won the Pac-12 Championship in 2018.
Washington ranked in the top 25 nationally in first downs, completion percentage and third down conversions in each of his two seasons as co-offensive coordinator. In 2017, the Huskies ranked second nationally in completion percentage and were 17th in the country in scoring. Wide receiver/punt returner Dante Pettis was a 2017 consensus first-team All-American, when he caught a career-high 63 passes. The next year, Aaron Fuller had a career-high 874 receiving yards. Both Pettis and Fuller rank in the top 10 on Washington’s all-time receiving charts.
Before joining the Washington staff, Lubick spent four years at Oregon, including three seasons when he was the Ducks’ passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach when Scott Frost was offensive coordinator. Oregon finished in the top 20 in three of Lubick’s four seasons on staff, including winning the 2014 Pac-12 title, when the Ducks advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
In Lubick’s lone season as offensive coordinator in 2016, Oregon set school records for passing yards (4,687), completions (326) and first downs passing (198). Oregon ranked 13th nationally in completion percentage and 15th in total offense despite having a true freshman starter at quarterback and four freshmen starters on the offensive line. The Ducks ranked in the top 25 nationally in passing twice in Lubick’s four seasons on staff. From 2013 to 2015, Oregon ranked in the top five nationally in both scoring and total offense every year.
As a wide receivers coach, Lubick helped Bralon Addison rank 17th nationally in receiving touchdowns (10) in 2015. A year earlier, Byron Marshall had 1,004 receiving yards. The play of Lubick’s wide receivers helped Oregon quarterbacks lead the nation in passing efficiency in both 2014 and 2015. In Lubick’s first season in 2013, Josh Huff was 10th nationally with 12 touchdown receptions and 23rd in the country with 1,140 receiving yards. Huff set Oregon records that season in both categories. The Ducks improved from 73rd nationally in passing yards per game to 21st in Lubick’s first year as passing game coordinator and went from 75th to seventh in passing plays over 20 yards. In 2014, Oregon led the nation in passing efficiency and ranked 10th nationally in passing yards per game.
Lubick spent three seasons as the wide receivers coach at Duke from 2010 to 2012, helping the Blue Devils to a bowl game in 2012, a first for the program since 1994. In 2012, Football Scoop named Lubick as its national receivers coach of the year. He was also one of three finalists for the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year award. That season, Jamison Crowder and Conner Vernon combined for 161 receptions and 2,148 receiving yards, setting an ACC record for most combined receptions by two teammates in conference history and becoming just the second tandem in ACC history to each have 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. Vernon earned All-ACC accolades each of his three seasons under Lubick while ending his career as the ACC’s all-time leader in receptions (283) and receiving yards (3,749).
Lubick also left his mark as a recruiter in Durham. Duke Head Coach David Cutcliffe called Lubick “simply the best recruiter I’ve ever worked with,” and Lubick was one of only 10 assistant coaches nationally named to ESPNU’s recruiting “Dream Team.”
Lubick also boasts experience as a defensive backs coach, coaching the safeties for three seasons at Arizona State from 2007 to 2009. The Sun Devils ranked in the top 35 nationally in pass efficiency defense in each of Lubick’s three seasons, including 15th in 2007 and 20th in 2009. ASU also ranked in the top 30 nationally in passing defense both seasons. As recruiting coordinator, Lubick oversaw one top-20 recruiting class and two top-30 classes, while personally recruiting Vontaze Burfict, the highest-rated recruit in program history. Rivals named Lubick a top-10 recruiter in the then-Pac-10 Conference in each of his three years at ASU and twice Lubick was named one of the nation’s top 25 recruiters.
Lubick’s first time coaching wide receivers at a Power Five school came at Ole Miss in 2005 and 2006, where he was a member of Ed Orgeron’s staff. Lubick coached future NFL Pro-Bowlers Dexter McCluster and Mike Wallace while at Ole Miss.
Lubick spent four years on his father’s Colorado State staff, coaching wide receivers from 2001 to 2004. He helped the Rams to the 2002 Mountain West title and three bowl games. Lubick coached David Anderson, who ended his career as the most prolific receiver in CSU history. In 2003, Anderson set the then-school record with 1,293 receiving yards, and he ranked 12th nationally in receiving yards per game (99.5).
Lubick also began his coaching career at CSU in 1995, when he was a student assistant and academic supervisor on his father’s staff.
Lubick was a four-year starting defensive back at Western Montana, an NAIA school located in Dillon, Montana. As a senior in 1994, Lubick earned all-conference and All-America honors. Lubick earned his degree in exercise and sports science from Colorado State in 1995.