Head Coach Denny Bryant

Denny Bryant - Mugshot- CROPDenny Bryant begins his first year as head softball coach at FPD in 2017 and fourth year leading the FPD varsity baseball team in 2017-18.

In 2017, Bryant’s Vikings had a rebuilding season and still made the postseason. FPD 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 collegiality 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.

Bryant can be reached at

2017 Softball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time Location Result Record Region Record
Friday July 28 Crawford Co. (Scrimmage) 5:00 p.m. Crawford Co. High
Wednesday August 09 Northside HS 5:00 p.m. Away
Saturday August 12 Rutland HS 10:00 a.m. FPD
Saturday August 12 Perry HS 2:00 p.m. FPD
Monday August 14 Schley Co. HS 5:00 p.m. Away
Wednesday August 16 West Laurens HS 5:00 p.m. FPD
Tuesday August 22 Veterans HS. 5:00 p.m. Away
Thursday August 24 Mount De Sales* 5:55 p.m. Away
Thursday August 31 Tattnall Square* 5:55 p.m. FPD
Tuesday September 5 Stratford Academy* 7:00 p.m. FPD
Wednesday September 6 Crawford Co. HS 5:00 p.m. Away
Thursday September 7 Wilkinson Co. HS* 4:30 p.m. Away
Saturday September 9 Richmond Hill HS 1:00 p.m. Savannah
Saturday September 9 Calvary Day 3:00 p.m. Savannah
Tuesday September 12 Mount De Sales* 5:55 p.m. FPD
Wednesday September 13 Schley Co. HS 5:00 p.m. FPD
Tuesday September 19 Tattnall Square* 5:55 p.m. Away
Thursday September 21 Stratford Academy* 7:00 p.m. Away
Monday September 25 West Laurens HS 5:00 p.m. Away
Tuesday September 26 Wilkinson Co. HS* 5:00 p.m. FPD
Wednesday September 27 Rutland HS 5:00 p.m. Away
Thursday September 28 Veterans HS 5:00 p.m. FPD
Monday October 2 (Rd. 1 Region-7 Tournament) TBD TBD
Tuesday October 3 (Region-7 Tournament Semifinals) TBD TBD
Thursday October 5 (Region-7 Tournament Finals) TBD TBD
* Denotes Region-7B-A contest
2017 Softball Roster
No. Player Class Position
Sadie Frame Sr.
Caylee Ann Sutton Sr.
Sydnee Sconyers Sr.
Karsen Ochs Jr.
Abbey Surles So.
Cardin Weaver So.
Cassie Sutton So.
Gracie Slade So.
Gabby Bosse Fr.
Olivia Parker Fr.
Megan Williams Fr.
2017 Softball Coaches
Coach Title
Denny Bryant Head Coach
Brian Roper Assistant Coach
John Griffin Assistant Coach
Keith Ochs Assistant Coach
Claire Crawford 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