CSU football is losing one of its bright, young coaches to the NFL.
Marc Lubick, CSUâ€™s tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, is leaving the staff to accept an NFL position as a coach with the Houston Texans, Rams head coach Steve Fairchild said Thursday.
â€œIâ€™m excited, this is a great opportunity and a big step in my career,â€ Lubick, 32, said. â€œItâ€™s something Iâ€™ve always thought about. Iâ€™ll be working at the highest level of competition and learning a lot every day, learning new offensive schemes and ultimately becoming a better coach.â€
Lubick heads to a Texans team coached by former Denver Broncos quarterback and offensive coordinator, Gary Kubiak. The Texans could arguably be called the Rams of the south as Lubickâ€™s arrival on the staff gives the Texans eight current coaches or players with direct connections to the CSU football program including wide receiver David Anderson, whom Lubick coached in 2005.
â€œThat will be great working alongside a great group of guys I recognize,â€ Lubick said.
Named CSUâ€™s recruiting coordinator on Jan. 12, Lubick recently helped sign 28 recruits â€“â€“ a group heralded as the best recruiting class in CSU football history. Rivals.com ranks the class as the fourth best in the Mountain West.
Lubick developed strong recruiting connections in the state of Florida, where he grew up when his father, Sonny, was the defensive coordinator at the University of Miami prior to becoming CSUâ€™s head coach.
â€œLosing Marc will be tough, because he did a great job for us in my two seasons as head coach, but
Iâ€™m quite sure we will move forward,â€ Fairchild said in a press release. â€œRecruiting always is a collective effort on a college coaching staff, and we will pick up the slack until we can hire someone to replace him.â€
Fairchild named Lubick to his staff Dec. 12, 2007. Lubick has been in charge of the Ramsâ€™ tight ends the past two seasons.
Lubick spent 10 seasons on the CSU coaching staff, beginning as a student assistant in 2000 under his father. From 2005 to 2007, Lubick coached the wide receivers before switching to tight ends.
Houston will be Lubickâ€™s second NFL stint, but his first as a coach. From 2003-04, he worked with Fairchild as a scouting assistant for the St. Louis Rams. Lubick will serve as an assistant on the
Texansâ€™ offensive staff working with wide receivers and quarterbacks.
Though jumping to the NFL is a big step in his coaching career, Lubick will miss and cherish his time at CSU.
â€œThere are lots of things Iâ€™m going to miss about coaching at CSU,â€ Lubick said. â€œIâ€™ve loved working with this staff and these players, and Iâ€™m excited that weâ€™ve started to turn this thing around. Itâ€™s special.â€
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- Spent 10 years on CSU coaching staff
- Hired by father, Sonny Lubick, as student assistant on coaching staff in 2000
- Worked as scouting assistant for St. Louis Rams with Steve Fairchild from 2003-2004
- Coached wide receivers from 2005-2007
- Hired by Steve Fairchild as tight end coach on Dec. 12, 2007