Track Great

Olympic track and field events make me think of my friend Max Goldsmith ('47), who was an official at the 1992 Olympic trials in New Orleans. He never became one of the great world athletes, but if you ever attend a gathering of track and field coaches, athletes or just plain enthusiasts, his name always surfaces.

When he coached at Andrews High School in the '50s and '60s, his track teams won five state championships and set national records. He was named Texas Coach of the Year three times. He also coached and served as athletics director at Lewisville, where the football stadium bears his name.

Max refereed high school and college track and field for almost 30 years and has been inducted into four halls of fame, including UNT's. He is often called a quiet man, but I always say he is quite a man.

Victor Rodriguez ('55, '62 M.S.),
North Texas track, 1952-1955,
retired superintendent
San Antonio