Barry Kubit, varsity coach for the Oceanside High School Boys Tennis Team and the Junior Varsity coach of the Oceanside Girls Tennis Team, has been named Virginia and Chuck Landis High School Coach of the Year 2011 by the USTA Eastern Section. Coach Kubit is also the coordinator of boys tennis for Nassau County and was coordinator of girls tennis for Nassau County until this past fall.
Under his tenure, Coach Kubit put together the Long Island Championship (Nassau County championship team versus the Suffolk County champion) and increased the number of teams that make the playoffs in all conferences/divisions, allowing for more kids to have something to play for.
He took it upon himself to sell t-shirts at both the Girls and Boys Nassau County tournaments, giving kids a memento of this experience, and then used the small profits made from these sales to purchase additional trophies and awards for the kids. Coach Kubit also gives lessons and continues to play six times a week, sometimes against his former students.