An accomplished basketball player, Bill Kubat was regarded as one of the best players in the area. A Frederick County native, he grew up in the Brunswick area and graduated from Brunswick High School. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he returned to his home county to teach. Growing up, athletics was a big part of Kubat’s life, and he turned to coaching to give back to youth what he had received in his years of athletic involvement: Self-confidence, sportsmanship, team work and pride. Kubat coached JV basketball at Governor Thomas Johnson High School but soon returned to Brunswick as a head coach. Under his enthusiastic guidance, the team captured the 1977 State Basketball Championship, followed by the Monocacy Valley Athletic League Basketball Championship in 1978.