Sonny Lubick won more championships and took his team to more bowl games than any other CSU coach.
If you want to relive the most successful era in CSU football history – led by the most successful coach the Rams have ever known – you won’t want to miss the premier of the documentary film “Sonny Lubick: From the Heart” Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Canvas Stadium.
The event – gates open at 6 p.m., with the film following remarks by Canvas Credit Union CEO Todd Marksberry at 7 p.m. – is free to CSU faculty and staff, Ram Club members and season-ticket holders. The movie is being produced by Altitude Sports.
Lubick, whose 14-year run as head coach ended following the 2007 season, led CSU to six conference titles and nine bowl games from 1993-2007. When the Rams won the 1994 Western Athletic Conference title it was their first league championship since 1955, and their Holiday Bowl berth that year marked just CSU’s third bowl game in more than 90 years of football.
Over the course of Lubick’s tenure, winning became the norm. The Rams had 13 consecutive seasons of finishing no lower than fourth in the conference, and played in five consecutive bowl games at one point.
Lubick, 82, not only produced numerous All-Americans and NFL draft picks, his teams cracked the national polls several times, with the 2000 team finishing a program-best 14th in the final Associated Press poll. He was inducted into the CSU and Colorado sports halls of fame.
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Lubick has been retired for several years but remains one of the most recognized people in Fort Collins. His restaurant, Sonny Lubick Steakhouse, is a popular destination, and he has worked for CSU’s College of Business for more than a decade doing community outreach. The field at Canvas Stadium is named in his honor.
While attendance is free, CSU asks that anyone planning to attend RSVP.