A.H.S. Hall of Fame

  

Travin S. Moore
2016 Abbeville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee 

Travin S. Moore, a 2000 graduate of Abbeville High School, was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on April 27, 1981.  The sixth child of Larry Moore, Sr. and July Levy, Travin has two brothers, James Moore, Sr., Larry Moore, Jr. and four sisters, Terrilyn Nunez, Pamaela Moore, Kamesha Scott and Latash Fletcher.  Travin is married to Starya Moore and they are the proud parents of two children, Travin K. Moore, age 11 and Marley Moore, age 9. 

Travinís sports career began at the age of 12 as he began playing baseball for Abbeville Youth League.  Travin made All-Star while playing baseball and has fond memories of traveling with family and friends to the All-Star games and playing in the hot summer conditions.  Travin did not participate in youth football for one reason that many of us without a doubt agree with and that is nothing can stand in the way of a motherís fear of her baby boy getting hurt, let alone having someone hitting on him.  For the LOVE of MOMMA, Travin sat at home on the porch and watched his uncles take family members to football practice and games.  Travin remembers thinking that getting hit by someone on the field could not come close to the pain he suffered as his family members would return from game after game talking about their WINS on the field.  It wasnít until Travin attended J. H. Williams Middle School that he began participating in band, football, basketball and track.  It was then that Travin fell in love with organized school events. 

While attending Abbeville High School, Travin received many honors in sports and in the band.  During his freshman year, he participated in all sports.  It was in this time that Travin decided to discontinue his football career so he could concentrate on band.  Upon informing Coach Indest of his decision, Travin and his mentor, Coach Indest, traveled to Travinís home for a meeting with his mother.  Coach Indest was able to convince them that he saw such potential in Travin, and just like that, Travin was back on the team.   

Travin credits Coach Brent Indest along with Coach Gaspard, Coach Sturgin, Coach Gonzales and Coach Carol, for not only being coaches, but mentors through his high school years.  During his junior year, Travin was selected to the Abbeville Meridional All Parish Football Team.  Travin made the First Team Offense as a running back and Second Team Defense as a defensive back.  In district Travin also earned honors for his play on the field, where he was selected to the 7-3A All District Football First Team Offense and Defense, as a running back and defensive back, respectively.   

In Track and Field competition during his junior year, Travin won the 110 High Hurdles, High Jump and Triple Jump at the district meet, and eventually went on to place 1st in the 110 High Hurdles State Track Meet with a time of 14.39 seconds.  Travin became only the second person in 20 years to win a high hurdles state title from Abbeville High.  The first was 1992 AHS Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Gooch.  Also that spring, Travin had his personal best high jump of 6í 11Ē at a track meet held at New Iberia Senior High School. 

During his senior year, Travin decided to forgo band and concentrate on his football skills due to several collegiate teams showing great interest in him.  Though Travin ran for 1,200 yards in regular season, this accomplishment will never diminish the heartbreaking loss the team suffered against John Curtis in the semi-finals of his senior year. 

Travinís accomplishments on the football field earned him a spot on the 5-4A All District First Team Offensive and Defensive units.  Travinís most notable accolade from his senior year consisted of making the 4-A All State Football Team as an athlete.    On the parish level, Travin was selected to the Abbeville Meridional All Parish First Team Offense and was named as the Most Valuable Player on Offense.  Travin finished his high school football year with 68 total tackles, 40 being solo and 5 interceptions.  Travin was also on the cover of the Louisiana Football Magazine and his play earned him Acadiana Player of the Week one week during the regular season. 

In track and field, Travinís senior year accolades continued as he took 2nd place at the indoor state track meet in Baton Rouge in the 55 meter high hurdles.  During the spring, Travin placed first at the parish and district meets in the High Jump, 110 meter High Hurdles and the Triple Jump.  Travin went on to place 2nd in the 110 High Hurdles at the state track meet held at Bernie Moore Track Stadium.  Finally, to conclude his Sr. year Travin was selected as the 2000 AHS Male Athlete of the year.   

Upon completion of his high school career, it was time for Travin to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Travin started 3 of his 4 years for the Indians, which has been renamed to Warhawks.  He received player of the week and the HIT STICK, which is for hitting a player in the game with a league hard hit.  Travin finished his football career in 2004 with 192 total tackles with 107 being solo, 1 interception, 5 sacks and a fumble recovery.  He graduated from ULM in May of 2005.  Travin returned home and is employed by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Department where he holds the title of Lieutenant. 

Travin has many warm memories of his high school athletic career that he is now sharing and passing on to his son and daughter.  Travin would like to thank all the coaches, family, friends and teammates who made it possible for him and wants to give a big Thank You to his mother for letting him play football.

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