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Matt Lubick hired as new UW WR coach

The former Ducks coach will be joining Coach Pete’s staff

NCAA Football: Oregon Spring Game Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports is among the sources reporting that Matt Lubick will be replacing Bush Hamdan as the wide receivers coach at the University of Washington. Lubick is best known for his role with the Oregon Ducks under Mark Helfrich. This would mark the fourth school that Lubick has been employed by in the past four months. After Oregon decided to move on from the current coaching staff after the 2016 season, Lubick signed on as the WR coach at Ole Miss (a position which he also held in 2005-2006). However, less than a month later he joined the Baylor staff under new head coach Matt Rhule as WR coach and co-offensive coordinator. For the second time this offseason, though, it appears that Lubick will be leaving without coaching in a single game for the school.

Lubick played his college ball at Western Montana and got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Colorado State. His first FBS coaching position was as the WR coach at San Jose State but he also coached at Oregon State, Colorado State, Arizona State, and Duke before joining Oregon in 2012. After three years as WR coach and passing game coordinator for the Ducks, Lubick received a promotion to also take over offensive coordinator duties for Oregon following the departure of Scott Frost in 2016.

He will have big shoes to fill after Bush Hamdan did a tremendous job both improving on-field performance as well as in recruiting in his one year in the position. Recent 2018 WR recruit Austin Osborne appears to be solid in his commitment even after the departure of Hamdan but we will have to wait and see what kind of effect it has on other top targets Marquis Spiker and Chase Williams.

Edit: the University of Washington has now confirmed the hire of Lubick with the title of Co-Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach.