Jun 1, 2021
In this Episode we reflect on a life of service through military
and sports with the legendary US Air Force (Ret.) Lt. Col. Terry
Maki wrestled for two years and played football for four at the US Air Force Academy. In wrestling, he won the Western Athletic Conference heavyweight title, named Outstanding Wrestler of the WAC tournament, and earned two NCAA qualifying bids.Maki was equally impressive on the gridiron and played linebacker under legendary coach Fisher DeBerry. In his senior year, Maki earned Kodak All-America honors, selected to play in the 1986 Hula Bowl, and was a finalist for the Butkus Award. He is being inducted into the US Airforce Athletics Hall of Fame this year. After his athletic career, Terry embarked on a 20-year career with the Air Force in Special Tactics. During his time he worked as a combat diver and executed more than 320 parachute jumps in tours all throughout the world. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Maki served as Head Football Coach for Florence High School in Montana, and now is the CEO of Bitterroot Services and Technologies which sells state-of-the-art technologies to the VA.