Truckee coach Bob Shaffer to be inducted into NIAA Hall of Fame |

Truckee coach Bob Shaffer to be inducted into NIAA Hall of Fame

Former Truckee football coach Bob Shaffer will be inducted into the NIAA Hall of Fame in March.
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Bob Shaffer is set to receive his due credit.

Shaffer, a longtime Truckee football coach who retired before last season, will be inducted into the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony March 27 at the Peppermill Resort Casino & Spa.

Shaffer will be joined by 13 other Northern Nevada coaches, athletes, administrators, officials and contributors.

“The 14 individuals we are inducting have contributed greatly to high school athletics in Nevada …” said NIAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine. “They have made a positive impact on the young men and women of our state in some very important ways and have helped to make many of their dreams come true.”

In 18 years at the helm, Shaffer led the Truckee football team to 170 wins versus only 32 losses en route to nine state championships and 14 league titles. His teams never missed the playoffs and qualified for 12 state final games.

Shaffer led the Wolverines to four straight state championships and 41 consecutive victories from 2009 to 2012.

Others being inducted into the NIAA Hall of Fame include John Prida, the late Ron Eller, John Gamble, Angela Munger, Jake Sellers, Lynette Davis, Paul Kautz, Pete Padgett, Mike Rippee, Jerry Gribble, Dave Nevin, Terrie McNutt and Randy Melendez.

The induction ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

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