Legendary Coach Moe Litton passes away

Published 12:14 pm Monday, October 15, 2018

Orange County lost a great one Sunday night as legendary trainer and coach Moe Litton passed away at age 91.

Litton was inducted into the Southeast Texas Coaches Hall of Fame back in 1999.

Coach Litton worked at Bridge City, Orangefield, Vidor, Hemphill and Jacksonville over the years but was mostly known for his amazing stint at Bridge City High School where he worked for the Cardinals from 1965-1988. His second year at BCHS was when the Cardinals brought home the 1966 State Championship with a 30-6 victory over McKinney.

After serving four years in the Navy during World War II, Litton went on to Stephen F. Austin University, picking up his Bachelors degree in 1953 and his Masters in 1956. He played football at SFA and was a letter winner for the Lumberjacks.

In 1964, Litton became the first certified National Athletic Trainer at the high school level in Southeast Texas. Training, without question, was his true love. After retiring from Bridge City in 1987, Litton worked for Lake Charles Memorial Hospital as a sports medicine consultant until 2008 and continued to be seen around SE Texas schools, helping students overcome injuries to get back on the fields of play.

The Orange Leader will have Coach Litton’s service schedule when it becomes available.