Mozziz “Coach Mo” Dewalt was a popular contestant on Season 8 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser television show. Coach Mo competed admirably against other contestants in order to change his life by learning to eat right and exercise. To this day, he has maintained a loss of over 100 pounds and continues to be an inspiration to others through his keynote speaking and public service.
Mozziz “Coach Mo” Dewalt was born in Louisville, KY. He excelled in several sports, earning Division I college scholarships for football and basketball. Mozziz played in the KBA (Kentucky Basketball Association) a semi pro league which he led in scoring three years in a row. At the age of 30, he was offered a tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals football team. Instead, Mozziz helped his family start a heavy highway construction business in which he ran all major aspects, from bookkeeping, estimating and actual labor. The business was doing well; Mozziz had contracts throughout the state of Kentucky.
On March 3, 1987 everything changed. After negotiating a multi-million dollar contract, a tractor-trailer semi truck crashed into his Ford Escort. The injuries included a broken neck, collarbone, back and jaw. Mozziz survived the accident along with everyone else, but became permanently disabled. The resulting inactivity and pain were the roots of his 20 year battle with obesity.
Throughout the years, Mozziz has mentored young people in his hometown of Louisville, KY. He has always taught physical fitness and sports to youth. Mozziz is a CEO and founder of a service organization where he works diligently with impoverished youth in the community, focusing on academic excellence, physical exercise, athletic training and competition. He has been featured in the news and in local newspapers for being such an inspiration to the youth in his community. His “Village of Louisville” program is also an AAU competitive Track and Field Team.
TV Show Profile:
Coach Mo gives the same advice to audiences as to the kids he trains: Having overcome severe obesity, Diabetes, Lupus and numerous serious injuries himself, you have no excuse not to take care of yourself.
“Coach Mo” on Achieving All You Can Despite Personal Setbacks (Adaptable for Youth, College audiences and Adults)