Richard Mocklin, Sr. grew up in the heart of the famous 9th Ward. He was raised by his aunt when his mother passed at a very young age. His older brother Al was the male influence in his life as he grew up and it was he that encouraged Richard to get involved in sports in his preteen and teenage years. In addition to a strict upbringing, “Sports” were the key ingredient in teaching “Richie” the discipline and work ethic that would make him a good Student, Athlete, Employee, Coach and Mentor.
“Coach Dick” was a 35 year resident of the 9th Ward and 31 year resident of St. Bernard Parish. “Dick” Mocklin, Sr. exemplifies “Humanitarian”. This is his story.