|Title:||Class of 1990|
John P. Mockler, you established the varsity intercollegiate athletic program at Worcester State College and you were the athletic director and a coach for many years.
It was your knowledge and leadership which set the foundation for what the athletic department is today.
You were athletic director from 1952 to 1970 and during that time you also coached the men's volleyball team, cross-country and track teams as well being the head baseball coach from 1952 through 1968. Your baseball teams won 27 straight games during 1964 and 1965, a New England record which still stands today, and won two New England Conference championships. At one time your teams won 36 of 37 games and went undefeated in 1964.
Your baseball teams had a 88-66-2 record for a .587 winning percentage which makes you the most successful baseball coach in Worcester State history. You also coached the volleyball team in 1962 and that team won the Worcester College City Tournament Championship.
You were the intramural director from 1952 to 1969 and chairman of the men's physical education department from 1952 through 1982. You were the Worcester State Associate Professors representative on the Executive Board of the All College Council and have served as the president and vice-president of the New England State College Athletic Conference. You are still a member of the physical education department.
John P. Mockler, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.