Kovács was born was in Vashegyalja, Vas county, Hungary (today Kétvölgy). His father Vilmos Kovács is Hungarian descent, his mother was Slovene Mária Zankócs. In the 1970s and 2000s (decade) taught in Apátistvánfalva. Between 1998 and 2006 was the mayor of Apátistvánfalva. Kovács lead the amateur theatrical company Veseli pajdaši afther Irén Barbér's death and author of few comedy in Prekmurian language.
In 2010 was receive to prize A Nemzetiségi Hagyományok Átörökítéséért.