Chris Lubinsky began the next chapter of his life on Aug. 24.
The former Ceres High School standout football player transferred from Campbellsville University to Stanislaus State.
Lubinsky plans to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Richard Hull and parents Ed and Carol by becoming a third-generation teacher.
Megan McGill, Lubinsky’s older sister, also teaches.
Ed taught for 35 years before retiring this past school year.
Carol has dedicated 36 years of her life to education, including 22 as a teacher.
She’s been a school administrator for 14 years.
“It’s always been a career field that has interested me,” Lubinsky said. “From a young age, I saw how important it was to them. It wasn’t just a job. It was a passion of theirs as well. If I have questions, I have plenty of resources to reach out to. They’ve seen it all in education. They have a lot of lessons and wisdom to share.”
Lubinsky will major in kinesiology at Stanislaus State.
"I’d be happy working in Ceres. That would be a great opportunity. But it doesn’t matter where I am. I just want to come in and make a positive impact.”Chris Lubinsky
“I’m excited to see where this path takes me,” he said. “I have two years (of schooling) left. I should be able to get done in three or four semesters. I’d be happy working in Ceres. That would be a great opportunity. But it doesn’t matter where I am. I just want to come in and make a positive impact.”
Lubinsky wants to become a P.E. instructor.
“For as long as I could remember, I’ve wanted to be a teacher,” Lubinsky said. “That’s always been my focus. I want to provide positive support for all of my students. I’ll always have their backs. I’ll do what I can to help them reach their potential.”
Lubinsky wants to coach sports at the prep level as well.
“Football is my favorite sport,” he said. “It’s the ultimate team game. Everything is connected. Wherever I’m lucky enough to be hired, I’d love to serve on the staff in any capacity. Ultimately, I’d like to be a head coach of a program. I’d love to pass on the knowledge and passion I have.”
Lubinsky suited up for Campbellsville University’s NAIA Division-I football team this past fall in Kentucky.
He completed 9 of 14 passes with no touchdowns and one interception while starting one game at quarterback for the Tigers, who compiled a 1-9 overall record and finished in last place in the Mid-South Conference standings (0-7).
“I loved being a part of a team,” Lubinsky said. “I loved the camaraderie you form with your teammates. That’s what makes football the best sport in the world.”
Lubinsky competed at Monterey Peninsula College prior to earning a full-ride scholarship to Campbellsville University.
He threw for 2,253 yards with 21 touchdowns and just six interceptions during his lone season with the Lobos in 2018.
He set career-high marks for passing yards and touchdowns, and rushing scores in the Lobos’ 61-33 blowout win of the previously-unbeaten Hartnell College Panthers in Golden Coast Conference play.
He finished 17-for-20 with 459 yards, four TDs and no interceptions. He also had three rushing scores.
MPC handed Hartnell its first loss of the season and claimed the highly-coveted President’s Trophy.
The Lobos compiled a 5-5 overall record and finished third overall in the GCC standings (3-3).
Lubinsky redshirted at MPC during the 2017 season.
“I maintained a positive attitude the whole experience,” he said. “When I got my chance, I was prepared for it.”
A two-year starter at Ceres High, Lubinsky led the Western Athletic Conference in touchdowns (15), yards (1,400), yards per game (280), completions (114), attempts (172) and rating (108.2) during his final season.
He passed for 2,918 yards with 28 TDs and just eight picks while completing 65 percent of his passes.
Lubinsky threw for a career-high 466 yards, believed to be a program record, and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-41 loss to the Los Banos Tigers.
Chris joined elite company as one of Ceres High’s all-time greatest passers.
He completed 413 of 682 passes for 5,595 yards with 54 touchdowns and just 16 interceptions in 20 career games.
Lubinsky earned first-team all-WAC honors for his outstanding play as a senior.
He was an honorable-mention selection his junior year.
“I got everything I wanted out of my football playing experience,” he said. “Football taught me how important it is to work hard and pay attention to every detail. All the early mornings and late nights were definitely worth it. It helped me become a better version of myself. I made a lot of lifelong friends. I’m thankful for that. I had fun.”