Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Joe Kubachka

Joseph Kubachka


Born:
March 21, 1924
Avella, PA

Died:
January 23, 2012
Rocky Hill, CT


Career
Avella High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1948-49 Springfield College - Massachusetts (College)
1949-50 Springfield College - Massachusetts (College) Assistant coach
1950-51 Springfield College - Massachusetts (College) Assistant coach
1951-52 Manchester British Americans (ABL)
1952-53 Manchester British Americans (ABL)
1952-53 Lenox Merchants - Connecticut (Independent)
1951-52 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1952-53 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1953-54 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1954-55 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1955-56 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1956-57 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1957-58 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1958-59 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1959-60 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1960-61 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1961-62 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1962-63 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1963-64 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1964-65 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1965-66 Hartford Public High School - Connecticut (High School) Head coach
1966-67 Hartford Capitols (EBL) Head coach

Born to John and Katherine Kubachka, Joe graduated from Avella HS and headed to Waynesburg College but joined the U.S. Army after one year to fight World War 2. He went to Springfield College after the war where he starred on the school's basketball team. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree, he stayed on at Springfield as an assistant coach for the basketball team. He also played for the  Manchester team in the American Basketball League at this time. He became a coach and teacher at Hartford HS, where he won two state titles. He also helped run summer camps with member of the Boston Celtics and coached the Hartford Capitols of the Eastern League.

He married Dorothy Dermotta in 1945 and they had three chuildren.

Source:
Hartford Courant, January 23, 2012

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