Livingston & Jackson Honor Moffitt
Football was an afterthought on Friday, Aug. 16, as Livingston Academy and Jackson County High School came together in support for the family of Shawn Moffitt, who passed away on May 8.
To honor Moffitt, Livingston Academy named their training facility after him. They also announced a scholarship in Moffitt’s name that will be given to one senior from each school every year.
“Shawn Moffit was a big part of both schools,” Livingston Academy Head Coach Bruce Lamb said. “He worked with a lot of athletes … it was great to be able to honor his memory.”
The scholarship will be used from the proceeds of the Livingston Academy Jamboree, and it will go to a student based on criteria that both schools are still working to identify.
“We will take the money we raise and we will have a scholarship at each school,” Lamb said. “(It’ll go) to a senior that’s deserving and will hopefully be going into a sports medicine field … we wanted to do that in honor of Shawn.”
The two teams came together at halftime to honor Moffitt and his family in a presentation at midfield. Moffitt’s wife Julianne was presented with a replica plaque that will hang outside of the training room at Livingston Academy.
“Tonight, we thought it was an opportunity to pay respects not only to him, but also his family,” Jackson County Head Coach Sean Loftis said. “He left such a legacy at Jackson County and Livingston Academy … hopefully one senior will benefit (from the scholarship) each and every year.”
Moffitt served as the strength and conditioning coach at Jackson County from 2000-08, before accepting a similar role at Livingston Academy in 2008. With a real passion for coaching athletes of any age, Moffitt’s presence will be missed by both coaches.
“He was a big part of everything and we miss him,” Lamb said. “We miss him everyday just like Jackson County does.”