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Walker Middlebrooks (’09) Tabbed as Head Boys Cross Country Coach

MACON, Ga. – It didn’t take long for FPD to find its next head boys cross country coach after former head coach Shane Hall announced he would be stepping down last week.

Walker Middlebrooks will step into the role of head boys cross country coach, effective immediately. The news was announced in a team meeting after school on May 5 by Athletic Director Greg Moore.

Middlebrooks was named head girls cross country coach earlier this year after Holly Scott stepped down. He also serves as the head coach for the varsity girls track and field program.

“Walker will now take the reins on our entire Cross Country program, and he will do a fantastic job,” Moore said. “We have great help in place to assure that the girls and the boys in our Cross Country program are getting all of the things they need for us to continue to have an excellent program.”

Middlebrooks steps into a program that has seen immense success since the school moved to the GHSA in 2010.

The Vikings have won six consecutive Area Championships dating back to 2010 while the Lady Vikings have claimed four, the last coming in 2014. The Lady Vikings and Vikings have advance to the GHSA State Meet each year since moving to the GHSA.

Middlebrooks most recently guided the Lady Viking track and field team to its first GHSA Class-A Private Area-1 Championship since 2014 in late April in his first year on the job, showing he is more than able to bring success to a program.

“I’m looking forward to stepping into the role as head boys cross country coach,” Middlebrooks said. “I thank Headmaster Gregg Thompson, Athletic Director Greg Moore and the FPD Administration for giving me the opportunity to lead the Lady Vikings and Vikings in the coming seasons.”

“We look to continue our run of success and we will put in the necessary work to be one of the best programs in the state.”

A 2009 graduate from FPD, Middlebrooks earned All-State honors in cross country when the Vikings won the GISA AAA State Championship in 2008. He also played basketball, soccer, tennis and was a member of the track and field squad.

“I can’t wait to get started with the girls and guys as we prepare for our season this fall,” Middlebrooks said.

Check www.fpdvikings.com and @FPDVikingSports on Twitter for more on the FPD cross country teams as the 2016 season approaches.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fpdathletics.

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