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Debbie Guilbeau, Head Girls Cross Country Coach


Coach Guilbeau is from Pennsylvania. She ran collegiate cross country at Duquesne University. She holds a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Duquesne, an MA in Spanish from the University of Tennessee and an Ed. S in Language Education from the University of Georgia. She is in her 22nd season of coaching the St. Pius X Girls CC Team. During these seasons the team has won 3 state championships titles and 12 state runner-up titles. She has coached 5 girls to individual state championships. Several runners have continued on to heralded collegiate running careers at universities such as: Davidson, Villanova, Alabama, Dayton, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Elon, Furman, Regis, Clemson, Xavier, Samford, St. Mary's and Georgia College. Coach Guilbeau enjoys running, swimming and cycling. Most of all she loves playing with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi named McCartney.

Rebecca Carpenter, Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach

Rebecca Carpenter is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach and elite age-group triathlete. She holds a MS degree in Engineering Management, and has worked in industry for over 20 years. As a triathlete, Rebecca is a 7 time Ironman Finisher with 6 podium finishes, including 2 age-group wins. She is also a 3 time Ironman Hawaii World Championship Finisher with a podium finish, and multiple age-group wins at Ironman 70.3 events. Rebecca broke female amateur course record at Ironman Louisville in 2009.

Ashley Curlette, Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach

Coach Curlette (SPX ’02) enters her 10th season with the Girls Cross Country program. While a student at St. Pius X, she was a member of the cross country team. Coach Curlette teaches journalism at St. Pius X and advises the yearbook, newspaper, and literary-art magazine. She is an avid sports fan and especially enjoys cheering for the Atlanta Braves. Ashley has a five-year-old daughter, Emily, who loves spending time with the cross country team.

Mary Pat Martin, Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach


Coach Martin is entering her 3rd year coaching cross country for the Golden Lions. She coached the boys’ XC team for two years and enjoys spending the summer practicing with the team and attending camp at Berry College. She is excited to be joining the girls coaching staff this year. Coach Martin also coaches Track and Field (5 years) and is certified as a Level 1 USA Track & Field Coach. She personally enjoys running and training. Running is her passion and she loves to race in 10K's, Half-Marathons, and Marathons. Coach Martin is a Professional School Counselor at SPX and is married with four children. Coach Martin (SPX ‘86) and her husband, James (SPX ‘82) have four children: Colin (SPX ‘12), Carol (SPX ‘16), Mary Grace (SPX ‘18), and Jamie (SPX '20).