John Cabas spent 33 years coaching basketball. He won 432 and lost 192 games during his career. Coach Cabas won a State Championship in 1947 with Columbiana High School and finished twice as State Runner-up with Columbiana High School in 1945 and Salem High School in 1959.

He served as the President of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association from 1964-66. During his tenure as president, he was credited with many innovations under his leadership. He currently resides in Salem, Ohio.