Nevada hires Kansas analyst Matt Lubick as OC

Nevada head coach Jeff Choate announced Monday the hiring of Kansas senior analyst Matt Lubick as the Wolfpack’s new offensive coordinator.

Lubick will join Nevada following two seasons with the Jayhawks.

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“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to work for Coach Choate Nevada. He has assembled an elite staff that I am excited to be a part of,” Lubick stated in a release. “I have been a believer in Coach Choate ever since he coached me in college. His energy, passion, and drive are contagious. He is an exceptional leader and makes everyone around him better.”

Lubick is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia which he was diagnosed with in October 2023, according to a release.

Lubick began his coaching career as a student assistant and academic supervisor for his father Sonny Lubick at Colorado State in 1995.

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Since then he’s been offensive coordinator at Oregon in 2016, Washington in 2017-18 and Nebraska from 2020-21.

Lubick also has stops at Duke as wide receivers coach from 2010-12, safeties coach at Arizona State from 2007-09, and wideouts at Ole Miss and Colorado State from 2005-06 and 2001-04, respectively.

Lubick was college teammates with Choate at Western Montana in 1991. The two will reunite with the Wolfpack after leading long coaching careers.

“Matt has obviously had a long battle, and it’s really gratifying to see him come out the other end,” Choate stated in a release. “One of the things he talked about with our team was gratitude, how grateful he was for the opportunity to coach at Nevada. And I can say the same thing—I’m extremely grateful that Matt is going to be our offensive coordinator. We’re very excited to have him in a position where he can engage with us now. Matt’s an extremely accomplished coach, and even better person, and I’m looking forward to what he’s able to bring. Whether it was at Oregon, or Nebraska, or Kansas, he’s been a guy that has really done a great job of pairing the run game with the play-action pass game. I think it’s going to be a great combination to have he, Brian (Armstrong), and Mike (Lynch) combining our front end and what we do with our play-action game and our drop-back game.”