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Head Coach Michael Walton

MW-crop-2Michael Walton begins his fourth season as head coach of the varsity boys basketball team.

Walton brings a wealth of experience to the school, having previously served as head girls’ basketball coach at Wesleyan College from 2011-14. During that time, he also spearheaded the strength and conditioning program, and he will continue in that capacity as part of his everyday duties at FPD.

In his first season at the helm, FPD posted a 6-15 record during a rebuilding season.

After a retooling campaign in 2014-15, Walton led the Vikings to their first ever appearance in the GHSA Class-A Private State Playoffs. The Vikings finished with a season record of 14-11 and 5-5 in Class 1A, Region-7 play.

Last season, the Vikings picked up their first GHSA State Tournament win in program history over Riverside Military before falling to Athens Christian in the Sweet 16. The Vikings finished at 16-8 and 8-2 in Region 7-1A.

Experience is not an issue for Walton, who has served as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level.

From July 2009 to July 2011 he was an assistant coach for South Carolina State University. Two years prior to jumping onto the coaching scene, he served as Director of Men’s Basketball Operations for the Bulldogs.

A standout athlete, Walton attended Rice University on a full basketball scholarship, lettering four years.

He graduated with honors from Mount de Sales Academy, where he was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. He racked up numerous awards during his time as a Cavalier, including a three-time GISA All-State selection and a three-time Macon Telegraph All-City selection in basketball.

In football, Walton started and lettered four years and was named to the GISA All-State Team three times and the Macon Telegraph All-City four times.

“It’s my focus over the next few years to develop a program that both competes for championships on the court and assists in the development of high-moral, well-prepared citizens off the court,” Walton said. “The potential for success is great and we want to maximize every opportunity to push FPD basketball forward.”

2016-17 Boys Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time Result Record Region Record
Tuesday Nov. 29 Westside HS Westside (Macon-GA) 7:30 p.m. L 93-50 0-1 ---
Friday Dec. 2 Mount Pisgah FPD 7:30 p.m. W 42-40 1-1 ---
Saturday Dec. 3 Mary Persons FPD 5:30 p.m. L 69-58 1-2 ---
Saturday Dec. 10 Paideia FPD 7:30 p.m. W 52-50 2-2 ---
Tuesday Dec. 13 Bleckley County FPD 7:30 p.m. W 56-53 3-2 ---
Monday Dec. 26 Northeast Christmas Tournament v. McIntosh Co. Academy Northeast HS (Macon-GA) 5:30 p.m. W 60-42 4-2 ---
Tuesday Dec. 27 Northeast Christmas Tournament v. Northeast Northeast HS (Macon-GA) 8:30 p.m. W 63-51 5-2 ---
Wednesday Dec. 28 Northeast Christmas Tournament v. Dutchtown Northeast HS (Macon-GA) 8:30 p.m. L 47-46 5-3 ---
Tuesday Jan. 3 Twiggs County* FPD 7:30 W 53-44 6-3 1-0
Friday Jan. 6 Stratford* FPD 6:30 p.m. W 60-47 7-3 2-0
Wednesday Jan. 11 Wilkinson County* FPD 7:30 p.m. L 66-56 7-4 2-1
Friday Jan. 13 Mount de Sales* FPD 8 p.m. W 44-31 8-4 3-1
Saturday Jan. 14 Mary Persons Mary Persons (Forsyth-GA) 7:30 p.m. L 72-71 (OT) 8-5 ---
Tuesday Jan. 17 Tattnall Square* Tattnall (Macon-GA) 7:30 p.m. W 48-46 9-5 4-1
Friday Jan. 20 Twiggs County* Twiggs County HS (Jeffersonville-GA) 7:30 p.m. W 54-48 10-5 5-1
Saturday Jan. 21 Westside FPD 5:30 p.m. PPD --- ---
Tuesday Jan. 24 Stratford* Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 7:30 p.m. W 39-34 11-5 6-1
Friday Jan. 27 Wilkinson County* Wilkinson County (Irwinton-GA) 8 p.m. L 55-37 11-6 6-2
Tuesday Jan. 31 Mount de Sales* Mount de Sales (Macon-GA) 7:30 p.m. W 55-33 12-6 7-2
Friday Feb. 3 Tattnall Square* FPD 8 p.m. W 46-34 13-6 8-2
Wednesday Feb. 8 Region 7/1A Tournament at Aquinas v. Green Co. Aquinas (Augusta-GA) 5:30 p.m. W 54-48 14-6 9-2
Friday Feb. 10 Region 7/1A Tournament Semifinals at Stratford v. Aquinas Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 5:30 p.m. L 51-46 14-7 9-3
Saturday Feb. 11 Region 7/1A Tournament Consolations at Stratford v. Wilkinson County Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 5:30 p.m. W 63-62 15-7 10-3
Saturday Feb. 18 Rd. 1 GHSA A-Private State Tournament vs. Riverside Military FPD 5 p.m. W 62-55 16-7 10-3
Thursday Feb. 23 Sweet 16 GHSA A-Private State Tournament at Athens Christian Athens Christian (Athens-GA) 7 p.m. L 58-55 16-8 10-3
* Denotes Sub-Region 7-A Contest
Schedule subject to change
2016-17 Boys Basketball Roster
Number Player Height Weight Position Year
1 Titus Moore 5'11 175 G Jr.
2 Maurice Gordon 6'5 188 F Jr.
3 Armaun Smith 5'10 160 G Jr.
4 Caleb Kelly 6'0 170 G/F Sr.
5 C.J. Harris 6'1 200 G/F Jr.
10 Henry Middlebrooks 6'2 165 G Jr.
11 Milton Johnson 6'1 170 G Jr.
12 Robert Johnson 5'8 165 G Jr.
13 Chan Copelan 6'2 200 C Soph.
14 Ben Corbin 6'1 180 F Soph.
15 Stephen Summerow 6'1 160 G Jr.
21 Bryce Ball 6'3 210 C/F Soph.
22 Wesley Wilson 6'7 300 C Jr.
24 Jacobe Singletary 6'0 215 F Jr.
2016-17 Boys Basketball Coaches
Coach Title
Michael Walton Head Coach
David Thomas Assistant Coach
Casey Jones Assistant Coach
Garrett Law Athletic Trainer

Upcoming Events

Viking Softball vs. MDS Monday Sept. 25th

Viking Softball host Mount De Sales 5:30pm
When: Fri September 22 10:00 AM - Mon September 25 5:30 PM
Where: FPD

Viking Softball vs. Wilkinson County Sept. 26th

Viking Softball has a region game against Wilkinson County @ 5pm
When: Fri September 22 10:00 AM - Tue September 26 5:00 PM
Where: FPD

Varsity Softball @ Rutland High

Viking Softball travels down to Rutland for a non-region game
When: Wed September 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Rutland High School