Milt “Mook” Clavier – Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
Basketball/Baseball Coach, 1944-79
Warren Easton H.S./Alcee Fortier H.S.
A four-sport letterman at Warren Easton High School, Milton “Mook” Clavier was an all-prep running back and scored 21 touchdowns while helping the Eagles to a record of 22-5-2. He was selected as the school’s outstanding athlete as a senior. He graduated in 1940 and went on to play football at Louisiana Tech, graduating in 1944. He would then settle into the coaching ranks and register more than three decades as a basketball and baseball coach in the New Orleans Metro area.
From 1944 to 1947 he coached at Warren Easton and S.J. Peters before joining the Alcee Fortier coaching staff. During his 28 years, coaching four sports, his Tarpon teams won numerous city and district championships. His Tarpon basketball team won the school’s only basketball state championship in 1956, capping a 35-1 season with a 66-56 win over De La Salle in the state final. In 1955 and ’56, the Tarpons’ combined record was 73-4. His career as Tarpon coach from 1947 to 1969 produced an overall record of 600-190 (.759) and just one losing season.
He also coached four sports at Fortier, directing his baseball teams to seven district titles while also winning a pair of American Legion state championships (1949, 1951).
After retiring from Fortier, Mook continued his coaching career at De La Salle, where he coached basketball from 1976-79.
Born May 30, 1920, he was inducted into the the Warren Easton Hall of Fame (2004). He died April 20, 2009 at the age of 88.