AHS Hall of Fame to induct Trahan
The Abbeville High School Hall of Fame Selection Committee has announced the 2013 Inductee into the Abbeville High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Dexter Jermaine Trahan. Trahan will be honored at a special social on Thursday, November 7, 2012, at the Abbeville Country Club.
His social is open to the public and is free of charge to anyone wishing to attend. The event is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. with everyone getting an opportunity to hear all about the his accomplishments during his athletic career.
Trahan’s official induction into the Hall of Fame will take place during the halftime ceremonies of the Abbeville High School Homecoming game on Friday night.
The Annual Wildcat Scramble Golf Tournament will be held on Friday morning starting with registration from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and the Scramble itself starting at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is not required.
All golfers from the area are welcome to come and enjoy a great day of golfing at the Abbeville Country Club.
Trahan is a 1990 graduate of Abbeville High. He was born in Abbeville in 1973 as the sixth child of Lawrence and Lorraine Trahan. He has three brothers (Lawrence Jr., Russel and Kurt), and two sisters (Michelle and Sharon). He is married to the former Angela Arceneaux of Lafayette, Louisiana. They are the proud parents of Hailey, Lauren, Linsey and Devin Trahan.
Trahan’s athletic career began when he was young, but really took off when he got to Abbeville High in 1986. He earned a four-year letterman in three sports (football, basketball and baseball). He had the privilege of playing for eight coaches in those sports: Mike Collins, Glenn LaFleur and Nick Saltaformaggio in football; Ivy Landry, Gary Mitchell and in baseball, Dave Davis, Don Ritter and Tommy Spillman. Trahan’s first award in high school came in his sophomore year, when he earned All District 5-3A and All Parish in baseball. As a senior, he was voted Most Athletic by the rest of his class at Abbeville.
His love of baseball continued into college when he accepted a baseball/football scholarship to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He decided to play baseball all four years and was a part of a talented Demons squad that earned three Southland Conference Championships under then-head coach Jim Wells.
His freshman year, he set a freshman pitching record after going 7-1 and picking up the best freshman pitching percentage in school history.
He graduated from Northwestern State with a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in finance in 1994. He is currently a sales manager for Extreme Energy Services, an oil and gas company.
In response to being chosen for the 2013 Abbeville High Hall of Fame, Trahan said “I am appreciative of those people who have played an integral part of my life.”