MAX ANDRESS (Deceased)
Inducted: July 30, 1976 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: August 27, 1922 in Elkhart, IN
High School Attended: Elkhart Graduated: 1939
High School Honors: Honorable Mention All-State Quarterback 1939.
College Attended: Michigan State University 1940-1941; Ball State University 1942
Served in US Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Philippines and Japan during WW II.
Indiana State University 1949 Graduated: 1950
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.
Special Recognition: 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.
Family: Wife, Delores; children, Dave (Holly), Tom (Elena), Mike (Daryl), Steve (Joy), and Nancy (Shane); 21 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Coach Andress passed away March 20, 2007.