Waynesburg Central High School
Slippery Rock University

  • He coached baseball at Peters Township High School for 35 years, retiring after the 2019 season with a record of 422-241 (.637 winning percentage)
  • Mr. Maize led the Indians to WPIAL Class 4-A championships in 2007 and 2008, two silver medals in the PIAA in 2004 and 2005, eight section titles, 17 WPIAL playoff appearances and five PIAA playoff appearances
  • Under Maize, Peters Township had eight players sign professional contracts and three played in the major leagues, including Chris Peters (Pirates and Montreal Expos), Brian Simmons (Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays) and Jordan Jankowski (Houston Astros)
  • Other Indians drafted or signed by MLB organizations were Joe Kail, Jason DiAngelo, Jimmy Gallagher, Jimmy Rider and Justin Bianco. The Indians’ program produced more than 100 players who played collegiately
  • In addition to his long tenure as Peters Township baseball coach, Mr. Maize was the Indians’ athletic director for many years and coached a variety sports along the way, including varsity girls basketball and girls softball, among other middle school and ninth grade positions
  • He was athletic director from 1986 t0 2006 and was assistant AD from 1983-1986
  • WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association Vice President for over 15 years
  • WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association AAA Coach of the Year – 2006
  • Tri-County AD Association Coach of the Year for Baseball: 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • Big 56 Conference Section 3 Coach of the Year – 2019
  • While Athletic Director at Peters Township he was actively involved with the Tri-County AD Association as the VP, Secretary, and President at various times throughout his 20 years as an AD
  • While AD at PTHS he was actively involved with the WPIAL as a member of the WPIAL Soccer Steering Committee. He has been a member of the Soccer Committee for 34 years. Joe has served as the Chairman of the Soccer Committee for the past 7 years

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