The 1987 boys’ basketball Gatorade player of the year at Central DeWitt, Brig Tubbs had a four-year career with Iowa under coach Tom Davis. After redshirting, Tubbs fully realized the student-athlete title by eventually earning a graduate degree in business while playing at Iowa.
Tubbs lives in Clinton with his wife, Kami, and three elementary-age daughters, Elle, Grace and Mia. He joined his family’s Ohnward Bank Shares in 1998 and is CEO of two of the Eastern Iowa offices.
How’d you end up sticking so close to home once you finished at Iowa?
I spent five years getting wonderful life experience in Kansas City and living in a city. I had a great childhood and wonderful time growing up in DeWitt. Everybody knows everybody, so I saw great value in small communities. It was a great opportunity to join my dad, brother and our partners in running our banks.
How closely do you still follow basketball?
<SW,-30>I love watching high school and college basketball, and I love following the Hawkeyes, but in terms of coaching or really understanding who’s big right now, I’m more of a fan than I am involved in any other way. I coach my daughters’ club and travel teams, and I enjoy coaching them, but I’m afraid I don’t have the temperament to do it full-time. <SW>
What memories still stick out from your time with the Hawkeyes?
Of my five years on the team, we made the tournament four times. One of my fondest memories was coming back my junior year and opening the season with Temple in the Big Apple NIT Tournament, and I was fortunate enough to start the game. I only started four games my entire career, but we won on a last-second shot by Acie Earl, and that was really fun. I also was proud of being academic all-Big Ten for two years.
— Chris Cuellar
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