Catalina Foothills TE Max Michalczik commits to NAU

Max Michalczik  (Andy Morales/

Max Michalczik (Andy Morales/

Catalina Foothills senior tight end/long snapper Max Michalczik gave a verbal commitment to NAU on Saturday. The son of University of Arizona offensive line coach Jim Michalczik, the senior is one of the top athletes in Southern Arizona. Michalczik stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 225 pounds.

Catalina Foothills is 7-2 on the year and preparing for a playoff run in the 4A Conference.

“I am so proud of Max and all the hard work he has put in,” his mother Jennifer Michalczik said. “He has a great future at NAU.”

Jennifer Michalczik was a standout volleyball player at Washington and Jim Michalczik was a linebacker at Washington State before he began his successful coaching career.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Contact Andy Morales at



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