Public Service Credit Union is excited to welcome legendary football coach Sonny Lubick to the PSCU team!
Sonny joined PSCU in April 2008 as Vice President of Community Outreach.
“Credit unions helped Sonny when he needed it several years ago. Now he is returning the favor,” said PSCU CEO, Dave Maus.
Sonny got his first car loan from a teacher’s credit union. Credit unions made an even bigger impact when Sonny and his family lost their Florida home during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
“We had nothing left, and the credit union gave us $10,000 to get us back on our feet. It was a life-saver when we did not know where else to turn.”
About Sonny Lubick
A native of Butte, Montana, Sonny’s coaching career began at Montana State in 1970. He subsequently held coaching positions at Stanford University and the University of Miami before joining Colorado State University (CSU) in 1993 as head coach.
Sonny ushered in, by far, the most successful era in the history of CSU football. His fingerprint can be seen in the results on the field as well as at the turnstiles. During his 15 year reign, the Rams were perennial postseason competitors also posting record game attendance for the school. He won over 100 games at CSU, won or shared six Western Athletic Conference or Mountain West Conference titles and guided the program to nine bowls. He was also named National Coach of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 1994.
In 2005, Sonny joined an elite list of coaches, including Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden and Frank Beamer, as active Division I-A coaches with 100 or more career wins at their institutions. The group includes only nine members.
Sonny’s success has made him the most recognizable figure in the CSU and Fort Collins community, so much so that when Pat Stryker, head of the Bohemian Foundation, decided to donate $15.2 toward extensive renovations of the Hughes Stadium, she did so with the stipulation that the field be named after Sonny. Today it carries the name Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.
Off the field Sonny’s impact has also been demonstrable in the community. He has been recognized for a wide variety of charitable work benefiting the American Diabetes Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Cancer Center of the Rockies and the Ramstrong Foundation. He is frequently seen working with elementary, junior and high school students in the area.
Sonny is a sought-after speaker, sharing his life lessons and experiences on and off the field. “Talent in an athlete is important, but so is character. If given the choice of a recruit with good character over the recruit with little character but better talent, I’d choose the one with character.”
Sonny lives in Fort Collins with his wife Carol Jo. He has one daughter, two sons and is the proud grandfather of three.