By Paul Schmitt
Returning to his home roots was the motivating factor behind Todd Maas getting involved in coaching the Sturgeon Bay Clipper soccer program. Maas started as the JV coach in 2007 before taking over as the head coach in 2009. He says coaching requires a big commitment of time but teaching the life lessons learned from the game is the truly rewarding part. Being a successful coach usually requires time spent beyond practices and the soccer matches, according to Maas.
He adds that being able to coach both his sons, Trent and Trey last year, made for a very special season to remember. Maas, a Sturgeon Bay High School Graduate, played soccer collegiately at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. He coached the Sturgeon Bay Clippers to their first-ever soccer state championship in 2015.