Max Irwin was one of the top sprint and relay performers in the history of HSU track. He was a four-year letterman and was captain of the team his senior year. He won 32 medals and established school records in the 100-yard dash (9.9), 220-yard dash (21.40) and the 440-yard dash (47.7). He also ran the anchor leg of the mile relay and the 440 yard relay. He scored in every major meet including the Texas Relays, Duke Relays and the Border Conference. Irwin was a member of the Letterman’s Club, Cowboys for Christ, Student Council, Cowboy Band, ROTC, and was selected for Who’s Who. After HSU, he served as a high school educator, Director of Hardin- Simmons University Moody Center and was a successful real estate agent in Houston, Texas.