A.H.S. Hall of Fame
Latasha Renee Dorsey & Jared John Mula
(AHS 1991 - 1995)
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(AHS 1984 - 1988)
Jared John Mula, the third child of J. Y. and Elaine Mula, was born in Abbeville, Louisiana, on June 16, 1969. Jared has an older brother and sister, Mark and Stacie, and a younger brother and sister, Mitchell and Jennifer.
As a young boy growing up in Abbeville, Jared was always interested in sports. In his early years he participated in Minor League Baseball and Biddy Basketball. As a Little League baseball player, Jared was a member of Abbeville’s first Little League State Championship All-Star Team, which was coached by Lynwood Meyers, Donnie Pere, Franz Bazer, and Kevin Meyers. This team advanced to the regional tournament in St. Petersburg, Florida.
In Babe Ruth baseball, Jared was selected to All-Star teams that represented Abbeville in numerous statewide tournaments. Subsequently, Jared played in the outfield for Coach Lynwood Meyers on Abbeville’s American Legion All-Star Team. Among his teammates were present Abbeville High School Hall of Fame members Kevin and Ken Meyers and Donovan Campbell.
When attending J. H. Williams Middle School, Jared had participated in football and basketball, his coaches being Larry Winters and Ivy Landry. At Abbeville High School Jared was a four-year football letterman under head coaches Mike Conlin, Lawrence Moaton, and Glenn Lafleur and won the Most Valuable Player Award while playing both offense and defense in 1986.
In baseball Jared was a four-year letterman under coaches Errol Trahan, Jody Ortego, Dave Davis, and Don Ritter, and he earned First Team All District honors in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. In his senior year, he won numerous awards, including First Team All State. During this year, Jared had a .469 batting average, with four home runs, nine doubles, twenty-four runs batted in, fifteen stolen bases and a .703 slugging percentage. He also won the Outstanding Player Award at the Gold Star Grand Slam Tournament in Lafayette, was named to the LHSAA All Stars, and played for the West Team in the annual All-Star Game.
In addition to his athletic achievements, Jared was chosen Class Favorite all four years, and in his senior year he was chosen Student Body Favorite.
During his senior year, Jared signed a baseball scholarship with Louisiana State University and was a three-year letterman while playing for legendary coach Skip Bertman. In 1991 Jared was a member of L. S. U.’s first national championship team, which won the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. After the World Series, the L. S. U. players and coaches were honored by President George H. Bush at a special ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. Also in attendance were Major League Hall of Fame members Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Following the ’91 season, Jared was awarded the Chancellor’s Cup for academic achievement at L. S. U. and was selected to the Southeastern Conference Academic Team.
After graduating from Louisiana State in 1993, Jared accepted a sales position with Forest Pharmaceuticals and in 2000 a promotion with this firm lead to his move to Atlanta, Georgia. Because of his outstanding sales records, Jared was awarded trips to Italy, Switzerland, and Greenland.
In 2002, Jared partnered with three friends and started a real estate investment group. Then in 2005, after being employed by Forest for a decade, Jared determined that a career change was in order so that he could fully pursue this new passion.
Presently, Jared spends most of his time in Destin, Florida, and is part of a very successful real estate development team handling the marketing, leasing and land acquisition for the team’s commercial and residential properties. Jared and his business partner Ken Wright, a decorated Coast Guard officer now retired, established Platinum Real Estate Associates within Remax Southern Realty to market and sell over 2000 residential lots, 2000 residential homes, over three million square feet of office and retail space, and to continue to seek and negotiate new land opportunities for commercial and residential developments for the development team across the southeastern United States.Jared has many fond memories of Abbeville and of his teachers, coaches, and teammates and is thankful for their friendship and encouragement. Most of all, he gives special thanks to his parents and brothers and sisters for their love and support.
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