First Presbyterian Day School (FPD) announced August 15, 2022, that Greg Moore will step down from his post as Head Football Coach at the conclusion of the upcoming 2022 season.
Moore, who is in his 34th year at FPD, will remain as the Vikings’ Athletic Director (AD) and Head Baseball Coach.
“Greg Moore epitomizes everything an FPD Coach should be and has been a staple in our football program for 22 seasons,” Dr. John Patterson, head of school at FPD, said.
“In a world that encourages coaches to move to the next big thing, that kind of commitment to one school is inspiring and should be the standard,” Patterson said. “Greg is a man of courageous faith and has impacted the lives of hundreds of young people by representing the character of Christ. While I am sorry to see him depart from football, I am excited for this new stage where he can lead and teach our younger coaches to have that same influence for Christ.”
With an impressive 161- 101 overall record as the Vikings’ gridiron leader for 22 seasons, Moore has captured six region championships, two state semifinal appearances and three state championship appearances. He also tallied multiple playoff runs over the years in the GISA and the GHSA.
Moore was selected as the Region Coach of the Year six times, and he was the Macon Touchdown Club’s Coach of the Year twice—most recently in 2021. He stands in the unique class of having been at the same school for 34 years, and he says he’s not finished.
“I love where our football program is now, and I’m excited about the direction it will follow under Coach Brett Collier when he takes over at the end of this season,” Moore said. “It’s time for me to dedicate even more of my time and energy to our coaches as the AD and to our baseball program as I continue to build on its strong tradition of success.”
Collier, the Vikings’ current Defensive Coordinator and a member of Moore’s staff for five seasons, will take over at the conclusion of the 2022 season.
“It’s Brett’s turn,” Moore said. “He is passionate about our school, our mission and our football program. He will be very successful, and he will be a very purposeful leader for our future teams.”
Reflecting on his time as the leader of the football program, Moore added he’s grateful for the players and the coaches who poured their hearts into the team over the years.
“My family grew up in this program, and I’ve given it everything I had,” he said. “I want to enjoy this last run as the football coach, and I’m looking forward to spending it with this great group of boys we have on our team this year.”