Br. Max Moss '61 Receives K-State Athletics HOF Honors

Br. Max Moss '61, former Wildcat great and captain of Kansas State's 1964 final four basketball team was inducted into the Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame during the halftime of the men’s basketball game with Ole Miss in January 2016.  Moss was presented by Ernie Barrett, former K-State athletics director.

Moss was a member of the Big 8 conference All-Academic team with a 3.5 grade point average in veterinary medicine.  Moss was a member of the 1964 Academic All American team.

In addition to playing against Coach John Wooden’s first UCLA national championship team, Moss played an important role along with teammates, Sammy Robinson, Jeff Simons, Willie Murrell and Roger Suttner in defeating #5 nationally ranked Wichita State on their home court in the NCAA Midwest Regional finals and a trip to the final four in Kansas City.

Moss married the former Penny Heyl, a member of the 1964 K-State cheerleading squad. Following a long career as a practicing veterinarian in Wichita, Max and Penny retired there, and continue to provide financial support to the university and attend K-State home football and basketball games as loyal season ticket holders.

Their fifty one years of marriage produced two daughters. Heather lives in Kansas City with her husband Paul and their two children Kyle and Faith.  Allison lives in Derby, KS. with husband Trent and their children Calvin and Gabrielle.

Friends can reach Max at: or 316-733-8162: 14024 Pinnacle Dr. Wichita, Ks 67230

“With the experience of a brotherhood, you develop a strong bond between each-other who have the same principles and strong Christian values as you do.  Relationships are important no matter what endeavor you are going in to, whether it be basketball or business.  Overall, Acacia prepared me a lot to be successful in my life,” said Moss.