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Terry Maki. Photo by Kootenai Valley Record.
Terry Maki
Photo courtesy Kootenai Valley Record.

Kootenai Valley Record. Photo by Kootenai Valley Record.
Kootenai Valley Record
Terry Maki slated for induction into LHS Hall of Fame
by Kootenai Valley Record
April 16, 2010

Terry Maki, a Logger wrestling champion who went on letter in football at the U.S. Air Force Academy prior to a distinguished career as an Air Force officer, will be inducted into the Libby High School Hall of Fame on Monday, April 19.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in Ralph Tate Gymnasium in conjunction with the induction of new members into the National Honor Society.

Maki graduated from Libby High School in 1982 and attended the Air Force Academy Preparatory School for a year before moving on to the academy, where he lettered in football four years and in wrestling two years.

In football, Maki was second-team all-conference his sophomore year and first-team all-conference his junior and senior years. He was also first-team Kodak All-American, second-team Football News and first-team Associated Press.

In wrestling, he finished second in the Western Athletic Conference championship as a freshman and first as a sophomore, also capturing the "Outstanding Wrestler" award his sophomore year.

Upon graduating from the academy in 1987, he entered a yearlong training program to become a special tactics officer. He married Delaine Allen, a West Point graduate, in 1989.

Maki took part in the invasion of Panama in 1989, and while stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany, he participated in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., from 1993 to 2000 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2001-2002 and then again to the Middle East Region for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He competed in inter-service wrestling championships in 1989 and played football for the Rhein-Main base team from 1990 to 1992, winning two European championships.

Maki holds a masterís degree in military arts and science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He retired from the Air Force in 2006 and moved back to Montana in 2007.

He currently coaches football at Florence High School. He and Delaine have five children.

Each year a committee of LHS alumni picks a candidate for the Hall of Fame from a list of qualified Libby graduates. The committee is always looking for new candidates and welcomes public input. Anyone who knows of a Libby graduate worthy of the honor may contact Dr. Richard Wood at 293-7541 or Jeff Gruber at 293-8802.

Editorís Note: See the April 13, 2010 edition of the Kootenai Valley Record for the printed version of this story. The Kootenai Valley Record publishes once a week, on Tuesdays, in Libby, Montana. They are a locally owned community newspaper, located at 403 Mineral Avenue in Libby. For in-county and out-of-county subscription information, call 406-293-2424, or e-mail kvrecord@gmail.com.

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