Shane Hall Steps Down as Head Boys Cross Country Coach

MACON, Ga. – The race is on for a new head varsity boys cross country coach at FPD.

Shane Hall announced on Thursday afternoon, April 28, that he would be stepping down as head coach in a team meeting. No official announcement has been made yet for a replacement.

Hall will join the student ministry field at Mabel White Church after the 2015-16 academic year is completed at FPD. He will still stay on as a social study teacher at FPD next academic year.

“Shane has been great at using his cross country coaching opportunity as a ministry,” FPD Athletic Director Greg Moore said. “We wish him great blessings as he pursues a different ministry moving forward.”

Hall said the decision to leave FPD was, “extremely tough.”

“My dream was always to teach social studies and coach cross country when I was in school,” Hall said. “But I feel that God is calling me in a different direction and want to honor that calling. I feel like a new door is opening for me.”

Hall served three seasons of the Vikings as head coach, winning three Area Championships and advancing to the GHSA Class-A Private State Meet every season.

“I’ll definitely miss the camaraderie with the guys and how we grew as believers outside of getting better at cross country,” Hall said. “I’ll be rooting for them and wish them nothing but the best.”

Check and @FPDVikingSports on Twitter for updates on Hall’s replacement in the coming weeks.

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