John Mohr is celebrating his 22nd year as an English teacher at Vianney and his 20th year as head cross country and 18th as track and field coach. He just spent part of the summer in Bavaria where he travelled with his son, Hans, a junior at Vianney, and others from Vianney.
He and his wife of 20 years, Beth, have two children - Abby a freshman at the University of Tulsa, and Hans. John holds a BA in English from the University of Iowa and has a Masters Certificate from UMSL. His hobbies include golf, fishing and biking.
He says his father, Gen. Patton and Elvis remain influential figures in his life.
1. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU BUT DON’T?
I don’t have anything that people don’t know about me already! Maybe that I’m a very eclectic person when it comes to music - Elvis, Jimmy Buffett, KISS, Ted Nugent, Johnny Cash are all favorites.
2. WHAT IS THE MOST DARING THING YOU’VE EVER DONE?
I attended acting school in Chicago after graduating from Iowa. I also came to St. Louis to work for the railroad.
3. WHO IN HISTORY FASCINATES YOU AND WHY?
Many, many figures in History fascinate me. King Arthur - if he was real or not. The first astronauts, the pioneers.
4. WHAT MOVIE OR BOOK HAS BEEN INSPIRATIONAL TO YOU?
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
5. IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
I just toured Bavaria this summer with Jared Weber and students. I would return right now to Bavaria and Germany. I would also like to spend more time in the Western Plains, Rockies and San Diego.
6. WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN?
I’ll eat anything.