2014 Champions: Jonathan Rust, Andrew Anastasiades, Joey Ferrugia, Anthony Jones, Ian Horton, Austin Sprague, George Meyer, Cooper Metzler, Patrick Perrin, Michael Wieland, Stanley Dunwell, Stephen Martinez, Robby Moots, Chandler Parks, Coach Miller, Chris Echols, Coach McClay, Coach Braxton, Fred Dorsey, Coach Fannon, Coach Demarest, Coach White
2014 State Runners up: Coach Fannon, Coach Braxton, Myia Dorsey, Dana Belville, Tessa Schwarze, Emma Jayne Braxton, Rachel Pyden, Lucey O’Brien, Coach McClay, Coach Demarest, Martinique Edwards, Sarah Mount (Not pictured: Rebecca Entrekin, Alexa Rushworth, Bryanna Gillooly, Maria Mentesana)
2013 State Champions: Cooper Metzler, Austin Sprague, Daniel Haugh, Calvin Tirrell, Kyle Johnson, Joe Beach, Thomas O’Leary, Michael Wieland, Fred Dorsey, and Andrew Anastasiades (not pictured)
Coach Miller, Coach Braxton, Coach McClay and Coach Demarest!
Ryan is entering his 14th year of coaching at St. Pius X. He has won 4 state track titles and 2 state runner ups. He has also won 11 state cross country titles and 4 state runner ups. 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 collegiately at Berry College. While at Berry he raced in 7 National Championship races in Cross Country and track. After college he coached in Tyler, TX for one year before coming back to Georgia. He is married to Katie McClay and together they both continue to run races ranging from 5k to the marathon. They have two sons, Ashton and Jordan.
This is Coach Savage’s 10th year working with the varsity and junior varsity St. Pius X track and field teams. Coach Savage graduated from St. Pius in 2009 after being a four year member of the SPX track and field team. Coach Savage went on to throw collegiality at Georgia Southern University excelling in the indoor weight throw as well as the hammer throw. She graduated in 2013 with a Sport Management degree with a minor in Business. She recently graduated with her masters degree at Mercer University although she remains a loyal Georgia Southern Eagle at heart. HAIL SOUTHERN! Coach Savage is a certified Level 1 and Level 2 USA Track & Field Coach. When she is not at track practice, you can find her coaching the basketball cheerleaders at SPX in the winter time. Coach Savage holds high expectations for a great track season! GO GOLDEN LIONS!
Coach White brings 25 seasons of coaching experience and 30 years of teaching experience to St. Pius X. After 10 years in Texas–in Beeville, Cedar Hill, and Episcopal High School (Houston)–White moved to Atlanta in 2003, and has had stints at both Holy Innocents’ Episcopal and The Walker School. Arriving at St. Pius X in 2013, he teaches sophomore and junior English, and is also the freshman boys basketball coach. As a high school student, White ran cross country and track, and he continued to compete while in college, first at Angelo State University, and later at the University of Texas-San Antonio. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the UTSA and his master’s in English from the University of North Texas.
Coach Millard is a 2016 graduate of St. Pius X who is in her second year teaching and coaching pole vaulting at her alma mater. She currently teaches Spanish 2 and 3. She graduated from Berry College in 2020 with a Secondary Education and Spanish double degree and is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Languages at the College of Charleston.
Coach McCauley is beginning his second year of coaching at St. Pius X Catholic High School. Coach McCauley was a member of 4 state championship teams while a student at Westminster, three in cross country and one in track. His Senior superlative was, “Most Likely to Literally Become (legendary cross country and track coach) Joe Tribble”. He has always taken this as a compliment. In addition to running the 5K in cross country, his other main event was the 3200m in track. While he went to Furman University to continue his running career, the running part never came to fruition thanks to a string of injuries. However, he stuck around anyway and earned his B.A in Latin from Furman in 2004. Coach McCauley and his wife, Ashley, have two sons, Patrick and Peyton, both of whom do not enjoy running so are likely to be put up for adoption in the near future.
Coach Miller is entering his 19th year of coaching at St. Pius X. He has won 15 state titles in cross country and track while at St. Pius X. He graduated from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta where he ran cross country and track for four years under Coach Tribble. He went on to compete at the collegiate level as a Georgia Bulldog where he specialized in the 800m and the steeplechase. Previously, Coach Miller worked with the athletes at Westminster where he won two other state titles. Coach Miller and his wife, Rebecca, have two daughters, Sarah and Nora.
Coach Sprague is entering his 4th year of coaching at St.Pius X. As an alumnus of the program during the Ryan McClay era (’14), he was a part of 6 team state championship titles and also won 6 individual state championship titles. He ran collegiately at both Furman University and The University of Georgia where he posted times of 14:13 in the 5k and 29:45 in the 10k. Additionally, coach Sprague was a part of two NCAA Divison I National Championship teams where his team placed 13th in cross country (2015) and 1st in track and field (2018). Outside of coaching, he is an avid runner, biker, and marketing professional. He is a proud cat dad to his tabby named Loaf and is always on the hunt to find Atlanta’s best pizza joint.
Coach McNeil is entering his first year as a coach for St. Pius X. He ran under Coach McClay (’12), contributed to two cross country state titles, and finished 4th individually at state in the 3200 meter event his senior year for AAA. You may recognize him as the “older, slower twin” of Coach Sprague, his former teammate. Coach McNeil went on to run cross country at Georgia College for four years where earned All Peach Belt Conference status and All Southeast Region status. This past year he served as a volunteer cross country coach for Murray State University while doing campus ministry in Kentucky. He continues to run, bike, swim, and exercise whenever he has recovered from chasing his kids around. He is married to another Pius graduate, Ashlyn McNeil (’12) and they have two young children, Pia and Luke.