The Gov. Mifflin boys basketball team embarks on a new season tonight. The Mustangs host Cedar Crest. While Kyle Conrad will not be on the sideline, he will certainly be remembered. Conrad passed away on September 12th after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 39.
Conrad was a standout athlete in high school. He participated in basketball, baseball, and soccer. Conrad also loved to sing and was a member of the concert choir at Gov. Mifflin. After graduating in 2001, he had a terrific basketball career at Elizabethtown College. Conrad, known as a fierce competitor, scored 1,157 points and was a first team all-conference selection.
He returned to his alma mater and served as an assistant coach under Dan Haughney for four years. Conrad then became the head coach and guided the Mustangs to the Berks County championship game in 2020. He spent four seasons as the head coach in Shillington.
A Celebration of Life ceremony honoring Conrad was held on October 15th at Gov. Mifflin Intermediate School. Coaches from across Berks County were in attendance. Longtime Wilson coach Matt Coldren was one of the guest speakers. SV Sports spoke with Brian Wrobel who was an assistant under Conrad. Wrobel is the Mustangs’ head coach this season.