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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