Kobuskie to be inducted into Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame

GLOVERSVILLE — Long-time Gloversville High School varsity basketball coach John “Jack” Kobuskie will be inducted into the Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday at the Gloversville High School Gymnasium.

Kobuskie, a Gloversville native, was a three-sport star at Gloversville High School (golf, basketball, baseball) graduating in 1942. After high school, he played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization, as well as professional basketball for the Saratoga Indians of the New York State League.

In golf, he was a perennial winner of the Pine Brook Golf Club Championship and the Fulton County Golf Championships, and earned several berths to compete in the New York State Amateur Golf Tournament. As a basketball coach, he led the Gloversville Dragons to several Western Conference and Foothills Council League titles and 398 victories, ranking him second in all-time in wins at Gloversville.

The induction will take place at halftime during the Gloversville-Johnstown basketball game, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Former players are invited to attend to be part of the half-time ceremony.

Coach Kobuskie will also be the topic of WENT’s “Talk of the Town” on Saturday.

In the studio with host Tom Roehl will be former GHS basketball players Gene and Chris Satterlee, who hold the distinction of having played on Kobuskie’s first team (Gene in 1949-50) and last team (Chris in 1980-81).

They will be sharing Coach Kobuskie stories and invite former players to call in with their own stories. Tune into WENT AM 1340 or FM 105.1 between 9:15 and10 a.m.

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