By Cara L. Dempski
COLFAX — The basketball season may have been over for a few months, but Colfax’s head boys’ coach still has the game very much on his mind.
Garrett Maas, the Vikings varsity boys’ basketball coach, was selected as one of two assistant coaches for the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association’s Division 4 North all-star game held June 17 in Wisconsin Dells.
[emember_protected] “I was informed via email from head coach Tom Hause. Tom is the coach at Stanley-Boyd,” Maas said. “I am not sure what the selection criteria is, other than you have to be a WBCA member. I am very honored to be selected.”
The head of the Viking boys’ varsity program said he has informed a few of his players, but they have not said much about it because they have been busy with spring sports. He also reached out to former Viking players who have participated in the all-star games, and they have been very supportive of his selection as an assistant coach.
The Colfax coach will join Hause, and fellow assistant coach Davis Huss of Edgar, as the coaching staff for the Division 4 team. The team players are Alec Hafferman of Edgar, Brady Booth from Stanley-Boyd, Caleb Weinfurter of Auburndale, Darryl Williams from Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Jakob Bailey of Cameron, Kenny Holz from Iola-Scandinavia, Nathan Schmidt from Shiocton, Sean Borgerding of Spring Valley, Seth Hause of Stanley-Boyd, and Tyler Engel from Edgar.
The North team will square off against a southern team June 17 at 10:45 a.m. The game is part of a two-day all-star event for all five WIAA divisions of girls and boys basketball. The games will be held at the JustAgame Center in Wisconsin Dells.
Athletes and coaches also have an opportunity to raise funds for the Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer fund prior to the games. Each coach and athlete has a fundraising page on the WBCA website where local residents, family members, friends, and businesses can donate money to the charity.
Maas expressed pleasure at being able to work with the MACC fund, calling his opportunity to coach and help sick children a great one. [/emember_protected]