The philosophy of Laurens Academy Athletics is built upon the foundation of Laurens Academy’s mission and value statements. Competitive athletics utilizes sports as a way for scholar athletes to further learn discipline, integrity, work ethic, sportsmanship, respect and achievement. Scholar athletes are first and foremost students. Academic achievement and personal health will never be compromised for the purpose of athletic competition. We hve a successful and competitive athletic program that competes in the SCISA 1A division and offers a variety of sports. Students may begin participating on middle school athletic teams in the 6th grade and varsity athletic teams in the 9th grade. Summer sports camps are available for younger students.
LA BOOSTER CLUB
A membership in the Booster Club offers free admission into home games of all sports (excluding play-off games). Memberships are $75 per individual or $150 per family. They can be purchased at the ticket counter during home sporting events or by contacting Lisa Suttles in the school office.
LA CRUSADER CLUB
Laurens Academy invites you to become a member in the inaugural Crusader Club for the 2020-2021 school year. This group of volunteers supports, promotes, and encourages athletics and special events for all ages of Crusaders. To volunteer, you can find a sign-up sheet by clicking "Athletic Links" or contact Tiffany Tarver in the school office.
Travis Plowden is entering his 11th year at Laurens Academy and this will be his 8th as Athletic Director. He is a 2005 graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in history. The first three years of his coaching career were spent at Wardlaw Academy. In 2008 he made the move to Laurens and continued his career at LA. Coach Plowden has been an assistant coach in many sports but has focused mostly on basketball and golf. Since 2012 he has been the varsity boy’s basketball head coach. He teaches several history classes during the day and he is as passionate in the classroom as he is on the court. Coach Plowden met his wife Emily at Laurens Academy and they married in 2012.