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 Girls Cross Country Schedule
Day Date Event Location Time/Result
Thursday August 23 GMC Meet GMC 2nd
Wednesday August 29 Stratford Meet Stratford 3rd
Saturday September 1 Berry College Clara Bowl Rome-GA 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday September 19 Viking Invitational FPD 2nd
Monday September 24 Warner Robins Invite Warner Robins 5th
Thursday September 27 Bleckley County Cochran TBD
Wednesday October 3 Peake Invitational FPD 2nd
Wednesday October 10 MDS Cavalier Fields TBD
Wednesday October 17 Howard Meet Howard TBD
Wednesday October 24 Area Meet FPD TBD
Friday November 2 State Meet Carrolton TBD
2018 Girls Cross Country Roster
Player Year
Mary Jayne Bonfim 12
Kennedy Cauley 12
Ann Wu 12
Maggie Davis 11
Olivia McMickle 11
Sue Yang 11
Avery Kemper 10
Reese Lefholz 10
Bailey Casteel 9
Lily Mealor 9
Sophie Oedel 9
2018 Girls Cross Country Coaches
Coach Title
Derek Lashley Head Girls Coach
Christian Baumgarth Assistant Coach

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