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Remembering John Jack Nockels

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)  Mister Nockels.  To this day, that's how many students refer to former Aquinas High School teacher and coach, John Jack Nockels.  Nockels passed away April 30.

Nockels leaves quite a legacy.  After graduating from the UW-La Crosse, he came to work at Aquinas in 1962.  He taught and coached more than 30 years.  His friend and former head football coach Dave Reinders says in that time, Nockels touched a lot of lives.

Nockels was inducted in the Wisconsin Football Coaches hall of fame in 1996.  He's also a member of the Aquinas Wall of Fame.  Reinders says Nockels will be remembered for a long, long time.  Nockels was 75 years old.  You can listen to more of Reinders' comments by watching the attached story.

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