Coach Tom Maurer
Tom Maurer was Galena High School’s first men’s varsity basketball coach. Throughout twenty years at the helm, his dedication, basketball acumen, and insistence on hard work, great expectations and team work were a recipe for success. Coach Maurer led teams to eight Northern Nevada zone championships; the state basketball championship in 2007; and is a four-time state of Nevada Coach of the Year. He takes pride in the fact that forty former players played college basketball. Coach was instrumental in making that happen, as he has always been proactive in collaborating with college coaches and professional basketball players. Coach Maurer is currently rebuilding the basketball program at Hug High School. Tristan had the utmost respect for Coach Maurer and was honored to have played four years under his direction from 2003 to 2007, culminating in winning the state 4A championship his senior year.