First Presbyterian Day School is pleased to announce that Lisa Spear will assume the role of Head Softball Coach for the 2019-20 school year. Lisa will begin her 25th year of service to FPD this coming Fall, where she has built a reputation of respect and loyalty to her teams, classes, and the entire school. She is revered by her colleagues and students alike for her professionalism and attention to fulfilling the mission of our school.

“Lisa will be fantastic as Head Coach of our softball program,” said FPD Athletic Director, Greg Moore. “Our softball families will appreciate her gifts and our girls will love her. Lisa has proven throughout her career that she is a great coach, and her heart for our school and any team she coaches is evident.”

Coach Spear, a member of our Middle School teaching faculty, was named Teacher of the Year in 2017. She previously enjoyed success as a head coach in girls basketball and in girls track. She served as an assistant coach in FPD’s softball program for fifteen years, and she will continue as an assistant coach in girls basketball and soccer.

“I am excited about this new opportunity, and I am really looking forward to working with the girls as we seek to continue our softball program’s great success,” said Spear.


First Presbyterian Day School is pleased to announce that Jason Godbee has been named the Head Baseball coach for the 2019-20 school year. Jason arrived at FPD in the fall of 2017 as an assistant in our baseball and football programs after completing successful head coaching terms at Landmark Christian and Whitefield Academy.

“We’re excited to have Jason assume this role for us,” said FPD Athletic Director, Greg Moore. “He has quickly established strong rapport with our families, and I believe the students respond very positively to his direction. He understands our mission, and I have no doubt that he will be highly successful, just as he has been in other positions before joining us here.”

Godbee, the school’s Dean of Students, begins his 14th year in coaching, and he will continue to work as an assistant coach in the Vikings’ football program in the Fall.  Some of Jason’s career highlights as a head coach include multiple playoff appearances, three Final Four’s, one State Runner-up finish, and the opportunity to work as a summer league coach in the Northwoods developmental league, the home of many eventual major league baseball players.

“I’m humbled and excited about leading the young men in this program, on and off the field, and in continuing the rich tradition of baseball at FPD,” said Godbee. “I want to say thanks to our Board of Trustees, Joe McDaniel, and Greg Moore for allowing me this opportunity.”