Cross Country

Head Coach Derek Lashley

derek lashley-tennisDerek Lashley is entering his second year as head girls and boys cross country coach and ninth year coaching tennis at FPD, including middle school, junior varsity and varsity.

The 2016 season saw Lashley and his Vikings advance to the GHSA Class-A Private Semifinals. In 2014, Lashley surpassed the 100-win mark in his career. His 2013 squad finished as the GHSA Class-A Private Runner-Up.

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 and Ethan.

Lashley can be reached at

2018 Varsity Boys Cross Country Schedule
Day Date Event Location Time/Result
Thursday August 23 GMC Meet GMC 7th
Wednesday August 29 Stratford Meet Stratford 5th
Saturday September 1 Berry College Clara Bowl Rome-GA 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday September 19 Viking Invitational FPD 1st.
Monday September 24 Warner Robins Invite Warner Robins 5th
Thursday September 27 Bleckley County Cochran TBD
Wednesday October 3 Peake Invitational FPD 1st
Wednesday October 10 MDS Cavalier Fields TBD
Wednesday October 17 Howard Meet Howard 7th
Wednesday October 24 Area Meet FPD 3rd
Friday November 2 State Meet Carrolton 15th
2018 Boys Cross Country Roster
Player Year
Connor Moore 12
Austin Emener 11
Jack Hardy 11
Wyatt Hicks 11
Camden Lashley 11
Eric Su 11
Charles Upshaw 11
Jack Beeland 10
Jack Neisler 10
Sheldon Payne 9
Clay Pearson 9
Brady Roper 9
Jason Xian 9
2018 Boys Cross Country Coaches
Coach Title
Derek Lashley Head Coach
Christian Baumgarth Assistant Coach
Eric Latimer Assistant Coach

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