Cross Country

Head Girls Coach Walker Middlebrooks

Middlebrooks-MUGFPD will have a familiar face as its new varsity girls cross country coach in the fall of 2016.

Walker Middlebrooks, a 2009 graduate from FPD, has accepted the position, announced Monday, March 7 in a team meeting.

Former head coach Holly Scott will continue her role as Community Service Director at the school as well as coach the middle school squad.

“Holly has just been super! She desires a little more time to oversee her Community Service office duties, so I’m glad we’ve been able to work it out for her to remain a big part of our program as the new Middle School coach,” FPD Athletic Director Greg Moore said.

Meanwhile, Middlebrooks, the son of former longtime Track and Field coach and current faculty member Ed Middlebrooks (’75), has quite the resume and drive to assume the position.

Along with his current role as varsity girls track and field head coach, Middlebrooks serves as the head eighth grade boys basketball coach. He was also an assistant coach on the Chestatee High School varsity boys basketball team for the 2014-15 season before coming back to FPD. He is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.

“Having been part of the FPD cross country team in my high school years, I wanted to help continue the great tradition of distance running we have at FPD,” Middlebrooks said, who also serves as head girls track and field coach.

Middlebrooks says he wants to go through the running process with the team on a daily basis and teach what true commitment is.

“My goals right now are to gain interest in girls running cross country and to teach them the commitment they will need to be great distance runners,” Middlebrooks said. “All of our other goals of winning races and championships are a byproduct of having a great work ethic.”

Moore knows that Middlebrooks will be a perfect fit for the positon.

“Walker will do a tremendous job,” Moore said. “He’s very passionate about running competitively, and he will bring a great perspective to our girls as they prepare for the challenges of the season. I just don’t think we could have asked for a better person to take over.”

As an athlete at FPD, Middlebrooks earned All-State 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.

“Cross country is a very unique sport because of how individual the competition is, but we hope to be a great group of individuals pushing and motivating each other to collectively form a great team,” Middlebrooks said.

2015 Varsity Girls Cross Country Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Thursday August 20 Preseason banquet FPD Cafeteria ---
Saturday August 29 Wesleyan Invitational Peachtree Corners-GA 7th of 11
Saturday September 5 Clara Bowl Berry College (Rome-GA) 31st of 37
Monday September 7 Labor Day Road Race Vineville Baptist Church (Macon-GA) ---
Tuesday September 15 Stratford Invitational Stratford (Macon-GA) 3rd of 8
Tuesday September 22 FPD/WRHS Invitational Georgia Children's Home (Macon-GA) 6th of 12
Saturday October 3 Strong Rock Invitational Strong Rock (Locust Grove-GA) 4th of 6
Friday-Monday October 9-12 Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic ESPN Wide World of Sports (Orlando-FLA) 24th of 29
Thursday October 15 Mount de Sales Cavalier Clash Cavalier Fields (Macon-GA) 4th
Saturday October 24 Last Chance Meet Carrolton High School (Carrolton-GA) 6th
Thursday October 29 GHSA Class-A Private Area-1 Meet Georgia Children's Home (Macon-GA) 4th place
Friday-Saturday November 6-7 GHSA Class-A State Meet Carrolton High School (Carrolton-GA) 15th of 16
Tuesday November 17 Postseason Banquet FPD Cafeteria 6:30 p.m.
2015 Girls Cross Country Roster
Player Year
McKenzie Peterson Sr.
Gracie Kate Rigg Sr.
Anna Roddenberry Sr.
Madison Wiggins Sr.
Brynna Wilson Sr.
Alyssa Dubose Jr.
Anna Jones Jr.
Katlyn Smaha Jr.
Maggie Renfroe Jr.
Anna Claire Stietenroth Jr.
Abbie Burns Soph.
Mary Jane Bonfim Fr.
Jansyn Samples Fr.
2015 Girls Cross Country Coaches
Coach Title
Holly Scott Head Girls Coach
Chelsea Latimer Assistant Coach

Upcoming Events

Football vs. Central (scrimmage)

The FPD varsity football team will host Central High School in a scrimmage at Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on August 12.
When: Fri August 12 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Football v. Howard (at Mercer)

The FPD varsity football team opens the 2016 season against Howard High School at Mercer University's Five Star Stadium as part of the Macon Touchdown Club Middle Georgia Giridiron Classic at 7:30 p.m.
When: Sat August 27 7:30 PM - 11:55 PM

Football at Brookstone

The FPD varsity football team travels to Brookstone for a non-region, GHSA Class-A game at 7:30 p.m. in Columbus, GA.
When: Fri September 2 7:30 PM - 11:55 PM