Ryan McClay, Head Coach
Coach McClay is entering his 12th year of coaching at St. Pius X. He has coached the boys to 8 state cross-country titles and 2 state runner ups in eleven years. He has coached the girls to one state title and one state runner up finish in two years. He is also the head boys and girls track coach where he has led the boys to 4 state track titles and the girls to 1 state track runner up. He graduated from Dacula High School after running cross country for three years and track for two under Andy Christie. He then went on to run at the collegiate level for Berry College. While at Berry he raced in 7 National Championship races in Cross Country and track. He is married to Katie McClay and together they both continue to run races ranging from 5k to the marathon. They have a son, Ashton McClay who was born the day of the first cross country race in 2015.
Mary Pat Martin, Assistant Coach
Coach Martin is entering her 7th year coaching cross country for the Golden Lions. She coached the boys XC team for two years before joining the girls team. Coach Martin also coaches Track and Field (8 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).
Ashley Curlette, Assistant Coach
Coach Curlette (SPX ’02) enters her 15th 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 eight-year-old daughter, Emily, who attends IHM and loves spending time with the cross country team.
Katie McClay, Assistant Coach
Coach Katie is entering her 7th 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 and a black lab, Duncan.
Barb Osment, Assistant Coach
Coach Osment is beginning her 7th year of coaching middle school runners. She also assissts with the high school team. 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.