Coaches

Coaches

Mary Pat Martin, Head Girls Cross Country Coach

Coach Martin is entering her 5th year coaching cross country for the Golden Lions. She coached the boys’ XC team for two years before joining the girls team as an assistant coach for two years. Coach Martin also coaches Track and Field (7 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).

Laura Briscoe,  Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach

Coach Briscoe  has been coaching for 4 years and grew up in Covington, Georgia, where she graduated from Eastside High School in 2009. She studied Latin and History at UGA and began working at St. Pius X in 2015. Coach Briscoe teaches Latin and is the Latin Club sponsor and junior class moderator. She loves reading and hiking and is excited to work with the cross country team again this season.

Ashley Curlette, Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach

Coach Curlette (SPX ’02) enters her 14th 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 seven-year-old daughter, Emily, who attends IHM and loves spending time with the cross country team.

Katie McClay, Assistant Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach

 Katie is entering her 6th year of coaching at St. Pius X. She is the Physical Education teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. She also is a certified good form instructor. Katie loves coaching and working with young runners as they develop their technique. Katie enjoys training for every distance from the 5k to the marathon. Her love of road races is matched by her enthusiasm for trail running. Her passion for running is shared with her husband, Ryan McClay. Ryan is the head track coach and teaches physics at Saint Pius X. They have one son, Ashton. 

Barb Osment, Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach

Coach Osment is beginning her 6th year of coaching middle school runners. She began the middle school program as a way of encouraging athletes to give running a try before they enter high school. She is the mother of three former SPX runners (Ellen - SPX ’11, Erin - SPX ’11 and Keefe - SPX ’13). Coach Osment was a runner and a swimmer in high school, and an All-American swimmer at UGA. She is a former middle school teacher at IHM.