Athletics Hall of Fame
Peter Maus

Peter Maus

SPORT(S) Baseball

Peter Maus graduated from BSU in 1979 with a degree in mathematics.

During his tenure as a Beaver he was a four-year letter winner in baseball, excelling both as a pitcher and a catcher. Maus earned all-onference and all-district catcher awards in 1978 and all-conference and all-district pitcher awards in 1979. Among his accomplishments that season was a no hitter he threw against then-Southwest State.

He returned to BSU as an assistant coach, and helped coach the Beavers to the College World Series in 1982.

Maus played semi-professional ball in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for seven years before beginning a 25-year teaching and coaching career at Northfield High School. Like his days as a student-athlete, Maus enjoyed a stellar career as a coach, posting more than 350 wins, five conference championships, three section final four appearances and in 2002 his team placed third in the state Class A tournament. He was named Section 1AAA Coach of the Year in 2002, Missota Conference Coach of the Year five times and Northfield Coach of the Year in 2000.

In addition to his high school coaching duties, Maus has been instrumental in founding and sustaining the Northfield Youth Baseball Association, which has over 900 participants annually.

Maus and his wife, Lynda, have five children, Ryan, Josh, Celeste, Sam and Tim, and make their home in Northfield, Minn.