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.
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.
"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."