Charles "Chuck" Koskovich, raised in Canton, Ohio, was the oldest son of Joseph and Catherine Koskovich, of Zagreb, Yugoslavia. An avid athlete, Chuck was recruited to play football for the University of New Mexico. His tenure as a student-athlete laid the foundation for a long and fruitful life in Albuquerque.
Chuck contributed his leadership and athletics skills as quarterback for the 1951, `52 and `53 football teams. The 1952 team earned a spot in the UNM Athletic Hall of Honor in 1993. Coached by Dudley DeGroot, also a Posthumous Hall of Honor inductee, the team continued to excel with several shutout wins over Skyline Conference teams.
A competitive player on the field, Chuck was just as competitive off the field running for Student Body President. As only a quarterback can strategize his plays, Chuck was ready to make some changes in student government. But the gentleman he was, he graciously stepped down when it was ruled he was ineligible due to lack of only three credit hours. This didn't stop Chuck from being involved as a student leader, however. Chuck was an active member of his fraternity, Kappa Sigma, when he ran for student council as well as Jack or King of Hearts. He also found time to court his future bride, Judy Hubbard.
After graduating from UNM, Chuck spent his professional career with Lincoln National Life, ACF Industries and retired from the Department of Energy in 1996.
Chuck had a passion for the Lobos, volunteering his free time with the Lobo Club and serving as president of the UNM Alumni Lettermen's Association. As many athletes often do in their lifetime, Chuck volunteered to help youth in sports by coaching eight years in YAFL. He also spent several years as a board member of the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame and volunteered for the Heart Hospital in Albuquerque.
Chuck passed away in April of 2006.