Bridge City’s Litton honored by Coaches Association
Retired Bridge City and Orangefield athletic trainer, H.N. “Moe” Litton, once again has been honored by the Southeast Texas Coaches Association. On Saurday, Litton, who was inductd into the SETCA Hall of Fame in 1999, received the official ring symbolising the distinction.
Litton who was inducted into the Hall of Fame with former coaches Pappy Drennan, Alex Durley, Bum Phillips and Joe Washington were celebrated during the 2016 SETCA Hall of Honor Banquet in Beaumont. Former coach, and long-time family friend, Melynda Foreman Collins, did the honor of presenting Coach Litton his ring. Former Coach Joe Washington was also among the celebrants who received a SETCA Hall of Fame ring on Saturday.
After serving four years in the Navy during World War II, Litton attended SFA University, earning his Bachelors degree in 1953 and his Masters in 1956. While at SFA, he played football and was a letterman for the Lumberjacks.
His first coaching job was for the Hemphill Hornets. From there his coaching career included Jacksonville, Vidor, Orangefield and Bridge City.
In 1964 he became the first certified National Athletic Trainer at the high school level in Southeast Texas. Training became his passion, and after retiring from BCHS in 1987, he went to work for Lake Charles Memorial Hospital as a sports medicine consultant until 2008, and continued taking care of young athletes in this area, as far as Hemphill and Anahuac.