The first Coach Maue Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Aaron Ackley, who graduated from Lake Shore Central School in May.
Coach George C. "Skip" Maue, of Silver Creek, was the Lake Shore Varsity football coach and physical education teacher from 1963 to 1965 and from 1967 to 1995. Maue led the Eagles through many winning games and brought the team to ECIC Divisional Championships during five of the years he coached. His 1976 team was undefeated. Maue also won the Western New York Coach of the Year in 1976.
Maue is well-known for his athletic career, playing tailback and defensive back on the University of Buffalo football team. The team, which won the Lambert Cup in 1958, was the subject of a documentary, "Together We Stand," detailing the team's decision to decline an invitation to the Tangerine Bowl because the event would not allow African American players to participate.
On May 3, 2011, Maue passed away and it is in his memory that this annual $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by his family to a graduating varsity football player who exemplifies the values and dedication that Maue instilled in his young athletes. They were looking for a young man who possessed the following qualities: outstanding character, pride in and dedication to his team, and a very strong work ethic. According to Kate Kreinheder of Lake Shore, Ackley's coaches said "he is the hardest working team player that they have ever coached."
Ackley feels honored to have been chosen as the first honoree of this scholarship and hopes to represent Maue's legacy with the honor and respect that it deserves.