Born on August 27, 1922
Elkhart, IN
March 20, 2007.
Inducted On
July 30, 1976
Location Inducted
Bloomington, IN
Region Number
Columbus North
Honorable Mention All-State Quarterback 1939.
Michigan State University 1940-1941; Ball State University 1942; Indiana State University 1949
Served in US Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Philippines and Japan during WW II.
First Chairman of Football Coaches Association; Commissioner for State Play-offs in football; October, 2004, Columbus North High School football field named "Max Andress Field;" received Distinguished American Award from National Football Foundation in 1996 and Hub Etchison Award from Indiana Football Coaches Association in 1998; mayor of Columbus 1971-1979; served as community director at Cummins Engine; had the privilege of coaching three of his sons and seeing each receive All-State recognition: Dave, All-State Quarterback 1969; Tom, All-State Defensive Back 1971; and, Mike, All-State Running Back 1973.
Wife, Delores; children, Dave (Holly), Tom (Elena), Mike (Daryl), Steve (Joy), and Nancy (Shane); 21 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Served in US Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Philippines and Japan during WW II.

Coaching Experience: Graduate assistant Indiana State University 1949-1950; head coach at Columbus HS 1951-1971, with a record of 118-79-10; also served as assistant basketball and track coach at Columbus.

Coaching Honors: South Central Conference Coach of the Year 5 times; undefeated season 1959; conference champions 6 times.