Tate Maris was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He played most of his youth career throughout the Denver-metro area and Colorado Springs. Tate joined the Kent Denver Sun Devils in his sophomore year of high school, earning the CHSAA Rookie of the Year as a sophomore, and All-Colorado honors in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Following high school, Tate moved on to play for the Bozeman Ice Dogs of the NPHL, posting a .918 save percentage in 23 games. In the fall of 2008, he enrolled at the University of North Dakota, eventually walking on to the Fighting Sioux Men’s Ice Hockey Team in 2009. During Tate’s four seasons, the Sioux would go on to win three Broadmoor Trophies and a McNaughton Cup championship.
Tate was also named to the WCHA All-Academic team in each of his four years at UND. Upon graduating with a degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration, Tate returned to Colorado to play professionally in the CHL and ECHL with the Colorado Eagles, before retiring in 2016.
Tate has been coaching goaltenders for over 10 years. He was a main instructor at JPL Goaltending and the REA Hockey Academy during his years in North Dakota. Tate is currently a goalie coach and consultant based out of Denver, Colorado.