Hirsch was a key member of the Alfred State College basketball teams from 1963 to 1965 under the direction of ASC Hall of Famer, Richard Giedlin. During his two years the Pioneers had a 35-19 record.
Hirsch, a co-captain, averaged 21.3 points per game and passed out 74 assists during the 1964-65 season in which the Pioneers finished 14-5. During that season he set a school record at the time with 43 points in a game. Following the season he was named All-Region 2nd team and the ASC Athlete of the Year.
For his two-year career he finished with 581 points and 111 assists.
Hirsch recently retired from Dresser-Rand where he was a principle buyer.