FPD is proud to announce that Mr. Ken Garvin will serve as Head Middle School Football Coach beginning in the 2024/2025 school year. Coach Garvin has been an assistant coach for the FPD varsity program for more than 20 years and has had a great impact on many young men.

“Ken has been a faithful servant to our football teams for 20 years, and there’s simply no way to measure the positive, life-changing impact he’s had on so many young men during that time,” Athletics Director Greg Moore said. “I always appreciated his loyalty, his hard work, and his insight over the years as a colleague and a friend in our program.”

Coach Garvin takes over the helm of the middle school program after long-time middle school coach Mr. Rennie Atkinson stepped down from the role this year.

“I have coached for many years both against and with Coach Ken Garvin. He has been a tremendous help to me and is as knowledgeable as any of the very best head varsity coaches,” said Atkinson. “Coach Garvin will do a superb job in leading our middle school program, and FPD is truly fortunate to have someone of his stature leading this program. Our parents are fortunate to have someone like him coaching their sons.”

Garvin has worked at FPD for 21 years. For the varsity football program, he has served as Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Offensive Line Coach. Varsity Head Coach Brett Collier calls Garvin a great fit for this role and looks forward to seeing his impact on the players.

“It would be hard for me to overstate the impact Coach Garvin has had on me, our coaches, and the many young men that have been in our program over the past two decades. His commitment and consistency in our program have had a direct impact on what we’re trying to do as a first-class program that educates and equips our players to change the world for God’s glory,” Collier said.

“While his presence in our varsity program will be missed, I could not be more confident that he will continue to have that same impact in our middle school program,” Collier added. “Our middle school families can be certain their sons will be coached hard and coached the right way.”