Coaches

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 23rd season of coaching the St. Pius X Girls XC Team. During these seasons the team has won 3 state championships titles and 12 state runner-up titles. She has coached 6 girls to individual state championships. Many 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. But, most of all she loves playing with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi named McCartney.

 

Laura Briscoe,  Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach

Coach Briscoe 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 13th 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 six-year-old daughter, Emily, who attends IHM and loves spending time with the cross country team.

 

Mary Pat Martin, Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach

Coach Martin is entering her 4th 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).

Katie McClay, Assistant Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach


Coach Katie returns to the cross country team this fall for her 2nd year. She is an avid runner who enjoys keeping up with her husband, Ryan McClay. Together they have a back lab and a two year old son. She races distances from the 5k all the way to the marathon. In addition to coaching Cross Country, she also coaches track in the spring. She currently is the PE teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary and is a guest advocate at Big Peach Running Company. In her spare time she swims, studies running, and cooks healthy foods.