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Head Coach Derek Lashley

derek lashley-tennisDerek Lashley is entering his eighth year coaching tennis at FPD, including middle school, junior varsity and varsity. He also serves as the head cross country coach at FPD, a role given to him in the spring of 2017.

The 2017 season saw the Lady Vikings take home a third place finish in the GHSA Class-A Area-1 Private Tournament. FPD also advanced to the first round of the State Tournament before falling to Holy Innocents’.

The 2016 season saw Lashley and his Vikings advance to the GHSA Class-A Private Semifinals.

Lashley surpassed the 100-win mark in his career two years ago. His 2013 squad finished as the GHSA Class-A Private Runner-Up.

He has led the Lady Viking to a State Tournament berth three straight seasons while at the helm of the tennis program.

Lashley also serves as the head boys basketball coach for the FPD middle school, a position he has held for five years.

An avid tennis player, Lashley has earned a 4.0 ranking in the USTA ratings. He has won the tennis city championship in the Atlanta metro and Macon area.

He is a member of Piedmont Church in Macon. He and his wife, Aimee, have two sons: Camden, a ninth grader at FPD, and Ethan.

Lashley can be reached at dlashley@bellsouth.net.

2018 Tennis Schedule
Day Date Opponent Home/Away Time/Result Record
Tuesday February 6 Bleckley County High Away L 4-1 0-1
Thursday February 8 Tattnall Home PPD. ---
Friday February 9 Ola High Away W 4-1 1-1
Tuesday February 13 West Laurens High Away L 3-2 1-2
Thursday February 15 Bleckley County High Home L 4-1 1-3
Tuesday February 27 Veterans High Home W 5-0 2-3
Friday March 2 Jones County -Mid Ga Invitational Away W 5-0 3-3
Saturday March 3 West Laurens - Mid Ga Invitational Away W 3-2 4-3
Bleckley County - Mid - Ga Invitational Away W 3-2 5-3
Wednesday March 7 Brookstone Away L 0-5 5-4
Tuesday March 13 Stratford Home L 1-4 5-5
Thursday March 15 Landmark Christian Home W 5-0 6-5
Friday March 16 MDS - Viking Slam Invite Home W 4-1 7-5
Saturday March 17 Berrien County - Viking Slam Invite Home W 4-1 8-5
Deerfield Windsor - Viking Slam Invite Home W 4-1 9-5
Tuesday March 20 Pacelli Home W 5-0 10-5
Thursday March 22 Taylor County High Home W 5-0 11-5
Tuesday April 10 Irwin County High Away W 4-1 12-5
Wednesday April 18 Area Tourney - Savannah Country Day Away W 3-0 13-5
Area-Tourney - Brookstone Away L 3-0 13-6
Area Tourney 3rd Place Match - Stratford Away W 3-2 14-6
Wednesday April 25 1st Rd GHSA Playoffs - Athens Academy Away L 3-2 14-7
2018 Girls Tennis Roster
Player Year
Bella Bosse 11
Anna Leigh Durham 11
Collier Griffin 11
Laura Winston Bolles 10
Olivia Gardner 10
McKenzie Gleaton 9
Eden Hill 9
Savannah Terrell 9
Mary Dixon Turley 9
2018 Varsity Tennis Coaches
Coach Title
Derek Lashley Head Coach
Josh Farrell Assistant Coach
Beth Ector Assistant Coach

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