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 W 13-1 W 12-10
Saturday August 12 Rutland HS 10:00 a.m. FPD W 5-4 1-0 ---
Saturday August 12 Perry HS 2:00 p.m. FPD W 9-0 2-0 ---
Wednesday August 16 West Laurens HS 5:00 p.m. FPD L 1-0 2-1 ---
Tuesday August 22 Veterans HS. 5:00 p.m. Away L 13-0 2-2 ---
Thursday August 24 Mount De Sales* 5:55 p.m. Away L 12-0 2-3 0-1
Tuesday September 5 Stratford Academy* 7:00 p.m. FPD W 10-2 3-3 1-1
Wednesday September 6 Crawford Co. HS 5:00 p.m. Away W 17-2 4-3 1-1
Thursday September 7 Wilkinson Co. HS* 4:30 p.m. Away W 18-1 5-3 2-1
Wednesday September 13 Schley Co. High 4:00 p.m. FPD L 5-2 5-4 2-1
Schley Co. High 6:00 p.m. FPD W 13-8 6-4 2-1
Tuesday September 19 Tattnall Square* 5:55 p.m. Away L 7-1 6-5 2-2
Thursday September 21 Stratford Academy* 7:00 p.m. Away L 7-5 6-6 2-3
Monday September 25 Mount De Sales* 5:30 p.m. FPD
Tuesday September 26 Wilkinson Co. HS* 5:00 p.m. FPD
Wednesday September 27 Rutland HS 5:00 p.m. Away
Thursday September 28 Tattnall Square* 5:55 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
3 Sydnee Sconyers Sr.
5 Olivia Parker Fr.
7 Gracie Slade So.
8 Cassie Sutton So.
9 Gabby Bosse Fr.
10 Karsen Ochs Jr.
13 Abbey Surles So.
14 Megan Williams Fr.
15 Cardin Weaver So.
21 Caylee Ann Sutton Sr.
24 Sadie Frame Sr.
35 Mindy Carol Register Jr.
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

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