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Head Coach John Griffin

coach john griffin-boys trackJohn Griffin is no stranger to the FPD campus, having served as an assistant coach from 1996-2002 for the girls and boys basketball programs.

After his time at FPD, Griffin served as head girls basketball coach at GMC from 2003-2012.

The 2017-18 season will be his fourth year leading the Lady Vikings basketball team.

In the 2016-17 season, Griffin paced the Lady Vikings to an 18-7 record, including an 8-2 record in Region-7 play. FPD advanced to the GHSA Class-A Private Sweet 16 before falling to Prince Avenue.

His Lady Vikings finished the 2015-16 season at 14-13 (6-5 Reg. 7-A) and advanced to the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament. In 2014-15, Griffin’s squad was 6-16 in a rebuilding campaign.

Experience is not an issue for Griffin, who previously spent time as a head coach at John Hancock from 1981-1983.

After his stint with the Rebels, Griffin moved to Milledgeville, Ga. where he led the Lady Bulldogs of GMC from 1985-1987 before returning again to FPD in 2003.

Griffin, who has served as head boys track and field coach and assistant middle school football and basketball coach for the past two years at FPD, taught in the Georgia public school system for 29 years.

He earned his bachelors and masters in education from Georgia College.

Griffin is married to his wife, Caroline. They have two children who graduated from FPD: Ashley (Class of 2004) and Jake (2005).

Griffin can be contacted via email at john.griffin@fpdmacon.org.

2016-17 Girls Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time Result Record Region Record
Monday Nov. 21 Stratford Tip Off Tournament - v. Carver (Atlanta) Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 2:30 p.m. L 60-53 0-1 ---
Tuesday Nov. 22 Stratford Tip Off Tournament - v. GMC Prep Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 5:30 p.m. W 46-30 1-1 ---
Tuesday Nov. 29 Westside HS Westside (Macon-GA) 6 p.m. W 33-32 2-1 ---
Friday Dec. 2 Mount Pisgah FPD 6 p.m. W 49-29 3-1 ---
Saturday Dec. 3 Mary Persons FPD 4 p.m. W 53-42 4-1 ---
Saturday Dec. 10 Paideia FPD 6 p.m. W 45-37 4-2 ---
Tuesday Dec. 13 Bleckley County FPD 6 p.m. W 47-38 5-2 ---
Monday Dec. 26 Northeast Christmas Tournament v. SAC Northeast HS (Macon-GA) 4 p.m. W 41-32 6-2 ---
Tuesday Dec. 27 Northeast Christmas Tournament v. Locust Grove Northeast HS (Macon-GA) 7 p.m. W 44-34 7-2 ---
Wednesday Dec. 28 Northeast Christmas Tournament v. Laney Northeast HS (Macon-GA) 7 p.m. L 71-42 7-3 ---
Tuesday Jan. 3 Twiggs County* FPD 6 p.m. W 50-28 8-3 1-0
Friday Jan. 6 Stratford* FPD 5 p.m. W 24-13 9-3 2-0
Wednesday Jan. 11 Wilkinson County* FPD 6 p.m. L 37-29 9-4 2-1
Friday Jan. 13 Mount de Sales* FPD 6:30 p.m. W 52-34 10-4 3-1
Saturday Jan. 14 Mary Persons Mary Persons (Forsyth-GA) 6 p.m. W 48-23 11-4 ---
Tuesday Jan. 17 Tattnall Square* Tattnall (Macon-GA) 6 p.m. W 50-41 12-4 4-1
Friday Jan. 20 Twiggs County* Twiggs County HS (Jeffersonville-GA) 6 p.m. W 63-57 13-4 5-1
Saturday Jan. 21 Westside FPD 4 p.m. PPD --- ---
Tuesday Jan. 24 Stratford* Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 6 p.m. L 45-39 (OT) 13-5 5-2
Friday Jan. 27 Wilkinson County* Wilkinson County (Irwinton-GA) 6:30 p.m. W 42-31 14-5 6-2
Tuesday Jan. 31 Mount de Sales* Mount de Sales (Macon-GA) 6 p.m. W 53-34 15-5 7-2
Friday Feb. 3 Tattnall Square* FPD 6:30 p.m. W 29-21 16-5 8-2
Tuesday Feb. 7 Region 7/1A Tournament at Stratford v. GMC Prep Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 5:30 p.m. W 37-28 17-5 9-2
Friday Feb. 10 Region 7/1A Tournament Semifinals at Stratford v. Tattnall Square Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 4 p.m. W 41-33 18-5 10-2
Saturday Feb. 11 Region 7/1A Tournament Finals at Stratford v. Stratford Stratford Academy (Macon-GA) 7 p.m. L 33-31 18-6 10-3
Wednesday Feb. 22 Sweet 16 Class-A Private State Tournament vs. Prince Avenue FPD 6 p.m. L 47-32 18-7 10-3
* Denotes Sub-Region 7-A Contest
Schedule subject to change
2016-17 Girls Basketball Roster
No. Player Year Height Pos.
1 Molly Lee Soph. 5'9 F
3 Anna Lako Fr. 5'6 G
5 Kate Patterson Sr. 6'2 F
10 Maggie Davis Fr. 5'5 G
14 Sadie Frame Jr. 5'7 G
20 Kaylee Moore Fr. 5'3 G
21 Gracie Matthews Fr. 5'11 F
23 Emma Lako Sr. 5'8 G
24 Bailey Ruble Sr. 5'11 F
25 Kennedy Cauley Soph. 5'7 F
30(15) Lauren Bullard Fr. 5'6 G
32 Laura Winston Bolles Fr. 5'4 F
40 Zoe Neisler Soph. 5'7 F
53 Christalyn Tobler Soph. 6'1 F
2016-17 Girls Basketball Staff
Coach Title
John Griffin Head Coach
Lisa Spear Assistant Coach
Walker Middlebrooks Assistant Coach
Garrett Law Athletic Trainer
Barbara Henley Official Book

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