After a highly successful coaching career, Coach Max Bass distinguished himself as an outstanding athletic administrator as well. As a coach, Max coached in the Georgia All-Star game, the Georgia-Florida All-Star game and was a member of the committee to begin playing high school football games in the Georgia Dome. In fact, Coach Bass won the first high school football game ever played in the Georgia Dome. In 1993, Max was recognized by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta for winning over 200 games and he served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia High School Coaches Association for 12 years. In 2000, Bass received the Dwight Keith Award from the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.
Coach Bass is a charter member of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association and served as its President for the first two years of the organization’s existence. He was named Georgia State Athletic Director of the Year in 1988 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the NIAAA in 1992.
Coach Bass is proud of the fact that he has touched the lives of so many people has a coach or an athletic director. One of his defining moments is the fact that he has had more head coaches and athletic directors who played for him than any other coach in the country.
In addition to his duties as a coach and as an athletic director, Coach Bass served as the first State President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.