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Head Coach Denny Bryant

Denny Bryant - Mugshot- CROPDenny Bryant begins his fifth year leading the FPD varsity baseball team in 2019. He is also the head softball coach at FPD, a role taken in the spring of 2017.

In 2018, Bryant led the Vikings to its first GHSA Final Four appearance and its best finish in GHSA with a record of 25-6.

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

In his five years at the helm Bryant has had players go on to the next level and play at Mercer, Davidson, Western Carolina, Berry College, Maryville,  South Georgia State, and  fifth round draft pick Austin Cox of the Kansas City Royals.

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 collegiately 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 denny.bryant@fpdmacon.org.

2019 Baseball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result Record Region Record
Wednesday February 13 Strong Rock Away L 10-1 0-1 ---
Friday February 22 ECI FPD W 7-1 1-1 ---
Monday February 25 Stratford (NR) Away W 11-3 2-1 ----
Saturday March 2 MDS (NR) FPD W 8-3 3-1 ---
Tuesday March 5 Hawkinsville Away W 11-4 4-1 ---
Thursday March 7 TSA (NR) FPD L 14-2 4-2 ---
Saturday March 9 Savannah Country Day FPD W 10-6 5-2 ---
George Walton FPD L 14-3 5-3 ---
Tuesday March 12 ACE* FPD W 6-3 6-3 1-0
Thursday March 14 George Walton Away L 5-4 6-4 1-0
Friday March 15 Wilkinson County* Away W 10-1 7-4 2-0
Saturday March 16 Strong Rock FPD L 5-3 7-5 2-0
Tuesday March 19 Twiggs County* FPD 5:30 p.m. --- ---
Friday March 22 Tattnall* Away 7:00 p.m. --- ---
Saturday March 23 ECI Away 1:30 p.m. --- ---
Thursday March 28 Chattanooga Tournament- Greater Gwinnette Away 5:15 p.m. --- ---
Friday March 29 Chattanooga Tournament - Signal Mountain Away 3:00 p.m. --- ---
Saturday March 30 Chattanooga Tournament - M. Magnet Away 10:00 a.m. --- ---
Chattanooga Tournament- Silverdale Baptist Away 2:30 p.m. --- ---
Tuesday April 2 MDS* Away 7:00 p.m. --- ---
Thursday April 4 Stratford* FPD 5:55 p.m. --- ---
Tuesday April 9 Hawkinsville FPD 6:00 p.m. --- ---
Thursday - Saturday April 11-13 Region 7A Rd 1 TBD TBD --- ---
Monday - Tuesday April 15 - 16 Region 7A Rd 2 TBD TBD --- ---
Thursday - Friday April 18 - 20 Region 7A Championship TBD TBD --- ---
2019 Varsity Baseball Roster
No. Name Year
2 Parker Ingram So.
3 Harrison Aulds Jr.
4 Hudson Mimbs So.
6 Carson Bryant Fr.
7 Rob Cunningham Sr.
8 Chet Thompson Sr.
9 Tate Skipper Jr.
10 Jackson McCart Sr.
11 Austin Emener Jr.
13 Coleman Cauley Fr.
14 Dylan Cox Jr.
16 Dylant Butler Fr.
17 Micah Henley Fr.
19 Andrew Cohen Jr.
20 Barrett Barkley So.
22 Charles Upshaw Jr.
25 Will Cunningham So.
27 Henry Meyer Jr.
33 Jackson Jones So.
2019 Baseball Coaches
Coach Title
Denny Bryant Head Coach
Michael Mimbs Assistant Coach
Wayne Hotchkiss Assistant Coach
Jonathan Barton Assistant Coach
Jason Godbee Assistant Coach

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