H.I. Mulcahy
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  08/16/2011

H.I. "Iggy" Mulcahy will long be remembered for not only his athletic accomplishments but for his tremendous dedication to the Albuquerque community. A pioneer in the sporting good business, Mulcahy made is possible for scores of New Mexico teams to have the necessary equipment and to look their best - even if it meant footing the bill himself.

Mulcahy earned two track letters at Notre Dame in the 1920s before enrolling at UNM. The multi-sport athlete claimed three letters in basketball, three in track and two in football for head coach Roy Johnson. A 1927 graduate, he was student body president.

Mulcahy opened his first store in 1928. In 1941, he helped underwrite the first North/South All-Star game in New Mexico. He also helped organize the New Mexico AAU in 1946. He was an outstanding official in football, basketball and track for more than 30 years.

Mulcahy and Roy Wilke opened M&W Sporting Goods in 1954, and he operated the store until his retirement in 1980.