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Head Coach Denny Bryant

Denny Bryant - Mugshot- CROPDenny Bryant begins his fourth year leading the FPD varsity baseball team in 2017-18. He is also the head softball coach at FPD, a role taken in the spring of 2017.

In 2017, Bryant’s Vikings had a rebuilding season and still made the postseason. The Vikings finished at 13-15 and exited the first round of the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament at the hands of Calvary Day School.

In 2016, Bryant led the Vikings to a 15-10 record and an appearance in the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament. The Vikings would take no. 3 seeded George Walton Academy to three games before falling in the final half inning to end the season.

In 2015, Bryant stepped in after long-time head coach Jim Turner stepped down and made an immediate impact. Bryant’s Vikings finished the season at 18-6 and 8-4 in the ever-competitive GHSA Class-A Region-7.

His squad advanced to the 2015 GHSA Class-A State Tournament as well, before falling to Hebron Christian Academy in the opening round.

A familiar face in the community, Bryant has served as an assistant coach at Westside High School and Jones County High School, the latter under Greyhound head baseball coach and FPD basketball and baseball standout Barry Veal.

Bryant has an extensive background in the game, playing collegiately for Mercer University in 1998 and finishing his career at Valdosta State University from 1999-2002, where he earned his bachelors and masters degree.

Along with his baseball duties, Bryant will assist in the physical education department at the school and will be an assistant coach for the FPD varsity football team.

Bryant can be reached at denny.bryant@fpdmacon.org.

2017 Baseball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result Record Region Record
Friday Feb. 10 Rutland (scrimmage) FPD 5:30 p.m. --- ---
Tuesday Feb. 14 Northside Away W 6-4 (8 inn.) 1-0 ---
Wednesday Feb. 15 Perry Away W 9-8 (8 inn.) 2-0 ---
Saturday Feb. 18 Union Grove Strong Rock (Locust Grove-GA) L 3-2 2-1 ---
Saturday Feb. 18 Dawson County Strong Rock (Locust Grove-GA) L 12-0 2-2 ---
Wednesday Feb. 22 George Walton Away W 8-1 3-2 ---
Thursday Feb. 23 Perry FPD W 13-3 (5 inn.) 4-2 ---
Tuesday Feb. 28 Wilkinson County* FPD W 11-1 (6 inn.) 5-2 1-0
Thursday March 2 George Walton FPD W 7-6 6-2 1-0
Friday March 3 Wilkinson County* Away W 7-5 7-2 2-0
Saturday March 4 Wesleyan Tattnall Square W 8-5 8-2 2-0
Monday March 6 ELCA FPD W 10-9 (8 inn.) 9-2 2-0
Thursday March 9 PG Tourney v. Troup County/Lewisburg Lake Point L 18-8 (5 inn.) 9-3 2-0
Friday March 10 PG Tourney v. Denham Springs (LA) Lake Point L 11-0 (5 inn.) 9-4 2-0
Saturday March 11 PG Tourney v. Central (Phenix City-AL) Lake Point L 4-0 9-5 2-0
Saturday March 11 PG Tourney v. Buford Lake Point L 3-2 9-6 2-0
Tuesday March 14 Mount de Sales* Away (Cavalier Fields) L 7-4 9-7 2-1
Friday March 17 Mount de Sales* FPD L 8-3 9-8 2-2
Tuesday March 21 Tattnall Square* FPD L 16-2 (5 inn.) 9-9 2-3
Friday March 24 Tattnall Square* Away L 4-0 9-10 2-4
Thursday March 30 ELCA Away Cancelled --- ---
Friday March 21 GMC Prep Away W 11-0 (5 inn.) 10-10 2-4
Monday April 3 Northside FPD 6 p.m. PPD to April 4 ---
Tuesday April 4 Northside FPD W 13-3 (5 inn.) 11-10 2-4
Thursday April 6 GMC Prep FPD Cancelled --- ---
Thursday April 6 Southwest Away Cancelled --- ---
Tuesday April 11 Stratford* FPD L 3-1 11-11 2-5
Wednesday April 12 GMC Prep (Sr. Night) FPD W 10-3 12-11 2-5
Thursday April 13 Stratford* Away L 6-5 (8 inn.) 12-12 2-6
Monday April 17 Rd. 1 Reg. 7(1A) Tournament at Aquinas Away L 4-3 (10 inn.) 13-13 2-7
Friday April 28 Rd. 1 GHSA State Tournament at Calvary Day (Game 1) Away L 13-3 13-14 2-7
Friday April 28 Rd. 1 GHSA State Tournament at Calvary Day (Game 2) Away L 16-2 13-15 2-7
2017 Varsity Baseball Roster
No. Name Year
2 Ryan Jones Jr.
3 Gavin Bloodworth Jr.
4 Austin Hartley Sr.
5 Jackson McCart Soph.
6 Dalton Cox Jr.
7 Tyler Mimbs Jr.
8 Chet Thompson Soph.
9 Benjamin Ryle Soph.
11 Garrett West Jr.
12 Tee Turley Sr.
13 Noah Takac Jr.
14 Dylan Cox Fr.
15 Harrison Aulds Fr.
17 Brett McHugh Fr.
18 Rob Cunningham Soph.
19 James Hardin Jr.
22 Griffin Brown Fr.
25 Michael Bakkar Jr.
29 E.J. Tobler Sr.
2017 Baseball Coaches
Coach Title
Denny Bryant Head Coach
Sy Jones Assistant Head Coach
Bob Jones Assistant Coach
Wayne Hotchkiss Assistant Coach
Casey Jones Assistant Coach

Upcoming Events

Football v. Central (at Mercer)

The FPD varsity football team opens the 2017 season v. Central High School at Mercer University on Saturday, August 26 in the Macon Touchdown Club Middle Georgia Kickoff Classic. Time TBD.
When: Sat August 26 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Football vs. Brookstone

The FPD varsity football team hosts The Brookstone School Cougars at 7:30 p.m. at Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Stadium.
When: Fri September 1 7:30 PM - 10:55 PM

Football at Hawkinsville

The FPD varsity football team travels to Hawkinsville for a GHSA Class-A contest at 7:30 p.m.
When: Fri September 8 7:30 PM - 10:55 PM