Last updated: 11/06/17 5:19 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 23, 2017
HOUSTON – St. Pius X High School will officially name its football stadium Kubiak Stadium, in honor of 1979 graduates Gary and Rhonda Kaminski Kubiak and family, during their football game on Friday, November 10.
A private ceremony will be held for Kubiak and his wife Rhonda, also a 1979 graduate of St. Pius X, along with invited guests prior to the Panthers' game against St. Thomas High School, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
A public unveiling of the new stadium name along with the retiring of Kubiak's No. 9 jersey will take place during halftime.
"We are humbled by the honor bestowed upon us by the St. Pius X community," the Kubiaks shared in a statement when presented with the idea.
Gary Kubiak, an all-district, all-state and All-American four-year starting quarterback (1975-1978), led the St. Pius X High School football team to three consecutive state championships. He set the then-state high school passing record with 6,190 career yards. The former Rhonda Kaminski, a once proud and spirited St. Pius X cheerleader, could always be found nearby supporting him.
In 1999, Gary became the first member of a private school to be inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Fame.
Gary and Rhonda are proud parents to three sons, Klein, Klay married to Marissa, and Klint married to Tessa.
Game tickets will be available for purchase before the game at the ticket window starting at 6 p.m. - $10 for adults and $5 for kids in kindergarten-12th grade with a school ID. Senior Night and Alumni Tailgate will also take place during the evening. Live broadcast of the game provided by The Kube - Channel 57.
For more information and media requests, please contact Khadijah Ray at 713-579-7546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Jersey No. 9 was was originally retired by St. Pius X Coach Bob Hutson when QB Gene Walkoviak graduated in 1966. In 1975, St. Pius X staff received permission to bring it out of retirement. Walkoviak went on to play at Texas A&I from 1967 to 1970 and ventured on to become Head Football Coach and Athletic Director for Jasper HS in Jasper, Texas for over 30 years.
(Original posting : 10/23/17 3:34PM)