We have 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.



Advertising space on LA athletic fields and courts are available. Contact Lisa Suttles or Coach Plowden for more information.

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.


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.

Contact Travis Plowden

"I like the fact that my teachers and coaches are free to share their faith through Bible study and prayer. Beginning the day with prayer and devotion time in the locker room is a great privilege. I have been an FCA leader and spend regular Bible study time with other leaders and Coach Plowden."

Noah Moore, junior
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Katelyn Suttles

Lamp of Knowledge Bar (4.0 GPA)
National Honor Society
Beta Club
Student Council
High Honors Cord
National Honor Society Cord
Hope Scholarship

Will be attending Erskine College and majoring in special education. Congratulations!!!


Luke Kerber

Perfect Attendance
Lamp of Knowledge Bar (4.0 GPA)
Student Council
Beth Langston Volunteer Award
Honors Cord
Life Scholarship

Luke will be attending Anderson University and his major is undecided. Congratulations!!!!

Chloe Owens

Lamp of Knowledge Bar (4.0 GPA)
Honors Cord (4.0 GPA)
Hope Scholarship

Will be attending Kenneth Schuler Cosmetology School.

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