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Legendary OC coach, teacher Max Dobson passes away

Max Dobson throws out 1st pitch vs Peru State 2 9 08

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 28, 2020) – Max Dobson, one of the early pillars of Oklahoma Christian University's athletic department and a well-known teacher of physical education for special-needs students, passed away Wednesday after a long illness. He was 81.

Coach Max Dobson is honored by the OKC Thunder for his impactful work with children who have special needs.



Dobson, a graduate of Pioneer High School in northwestern Oklahoma and Phillips University in Enid (where he starred in baseball and basketball), began teaching at OC in 1966. He spent time as OC's baseball coach, women's basketball coach and athletic director, in addition to his duties as a professor and chairman of OC's physical education department.

The Lady Eagles huddle around Coach Dobson for strategy and inspiration mid-game.



"Dr. Max Dobson is one of OC's finest," OC President John deSteiguer said. "He was a great coach and great administrator for sure, but his spiritual influence and impact on individuals – students, co-workers, community members – is unsurpassed. He cared about people - and every person that knew him, knew he cared about them. Max made OC better. And he made lots of us better."

[ ... read the rest of the story written by Murray Evans ('89), associate athletic director for media relations]