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Terry Owens, 7th Grade HEAD COACH

Coach Owens enters his 23th year as a community coach. He is the head coach of the 6th & 7th Grade Football program. Coach Owens started his career at the University of Alabama, then transferred to Jacksonville State University, and was signed by the CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He & his wife, Donna, have 5 children, Terry Lee, Alexis, Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Natalie, and currently 6 grandchildren. All 5 children attended and graduated from SPX.

 

Ronny Cone, 7th Grade Assistant

Coach Cone begins his 16th year at St. Pius as a community coach. He attended Georgia Tech on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in Industrial Management. Coach Cone was drafted by the New York Jets and played three years with that team as a running back. He has been a youth league coach for 35 years. He and his wife Janet have three children; Kevin, 29, Zachary 27 and Amy, 24.

 

Mike Fannon, 7th Grade Assistant

Coach Fannon (SPX ‘74) played football under the legendary coach George B. Maloof and also lettered in football, basketball and track his senior year. After graduation he was a member of the Youngstown State football team. He then coached 4 years of high school football as well as 2 years of middle school football in Ohio returning to Georgia and coaching the last 2 years of football at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School. Coach Fannon has been a volunteer with the Golden Lion football program for 14 seasons. He was also junior varsity coach at SPX in 1996. Coach Fannon spent 27 years with the DeKalb County Police Department and has been a police officer at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston for 7 years. He has coordinated Police security for sporting events and dances at St. Pius for the last 33 years. His wife, Paula Thomas Fannon, SPX ‘82 is a past President of the St. Pius X Alumni. He has 2 wonderful daughters; Danielle SPX ’07, also a past President of the Alumni Board and a graduate of Kennesaw State. Megan (SPX ‘09), a Georgia Southern graduate and current throws coach for the Track & Field program, is a new kindergarten teacher at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic school.

 

Wil Asip, 7th Grade Assistant

Coach Asip begins his fifth year coaching Middle School Football at St. Pius X. He coaches the Running Backs and Defensive Backs for the middle school program. Coach Asip began his football career at St. Pius X playing Tailback and Safety under Coach Owens for the Middle School team during the 2001 and 2002 football seasons. Coach Asip is a 2007 graduate of St. Pius X, where he played Tailback for four years under Coach Standard. During his senior year, the team made it to the State Semi-Finals in the Georgia Dome. He also ran track for St. Pius X (2006 State Champions). Coach Asip, a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in Construction Management, works in Project Management for a General Contractor in Atlanta. He and his wife Beth live in Brookhaven.

 

James Berry, 7th Grade Assistant

Begins his 2nd year at St. Pius X and 10th overall as a middle school community coach. He has served as a head coach in the Forsyth County Youth Football Association, defensive coordinator at Fellowship Christian School, and position coach at both St. Francis and Holy Innocents'. He played high school football at River North Academy in Macon, Georgia from 1975-78 and was part of the 1976 GISA AA state championship team. A 1984 graduate of Georgia Tech, he and his wife Priscilla have been married 25 years and have two college age children, Ryan (22) and Margaret (19).

 

Bo Zimmerman, 7th Grade Assistant

Coach Zimmerman enters his 5th year of working with the 6th & 7th grade receivers & defensive backs.

He is a 2004 graduate of St. Pius X, where he played wide receiver for four years under Head Coach, Paul Standard. Bo also played four years of basketball for the Golden Lions.