Athletics Program

Mount de Sales Academy has a long history of fielding competitive teams and winning state championships. Our athletic program is student-centered, and we encourage our athletes to participate in a variety of sports. Our coaching staff develops committed athletes and inspires young men and women to become outstanding citizens with knowledge, character, and discipline. While we strive to win each athletic contest, the positive impact on the lives of our students is far more important than the final score of a game.

Mount de Sales competes in the GIAA (Georgia Independent Athletic Association), an ancillary division of the Georgia Independent School Association, Class AAA. Mount de Sales Academy has a storied athletic tradition spanning over 70 years.  In that time, countless athletes have represented this great school. It’s great to be a Cavalier!

John Allmond

Athletics

Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach Varsity Football Assistant Coach Middle School Baseball Head Coach

john.allmond@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Health, Athletic Fitness & Wellness
  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach, Middle School Baseball
  • Credentials: B.S. in sport management, Georgia Southern University; M.A. in teaching special education P-12, Georgia Southern University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: attending athletic events, spending time with family

Lindsey Bray

Athletics

Athletic Trainer

Lindsey.Bray@mountdesales.net
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Craig Carroll ('11)

Athletics

Middle School Baseball Assistant Coach Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

craig.carroll@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: 6th Grade World Geography, 7th Grade Foundations of Democracy
  • Coaching: Middle School Baseball Assistant Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: BS Psychology, Armstrong State University; MAT, Middle Georgia State University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: spending time with family, grilling out, going to college football games, Atlanta Braves games, and the beach
  • Fun Fact: I won a hot dog eating contest at the age of 7.

Reeves Coates ('96)

Athletics

Cross Country Head Coach

reeves.coates@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Theology 1, Theology II, World Religions, 7th Grade Religion
  • Coaching: Cross Country Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in education, University of Georgia
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: referee soccer games from the youth ages to the college level
  • Fun Fact: When I was younger, I lived in the Philippines and hiked a portion of the Bataan Death March that American G.I.s marched during World War II.

Mary Pat Dadisman

Athletics

Varsity Swimming

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  • Coaching: Swimming Coach
  • Credentials: B.S., University of Louisville; M.Ed. in educational leadership, Georgia College and State University; Lean Green Certification (Six Sigma)
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: watching the Atlanta Braves, hiking, and playing with my grandchildren
  • Fun Fact: I ran the Youth Sports and Activities Division for a large YMCA before becoming a teacher.

Shakira Daniel

Athletics

Varsity and JV Volleyball Head Coach


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Head Volleyball Coach

Kenny Epps ('04)

Athletics

Athletic Director Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach

kenny.epps@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: AP US History, African American Studies
  • Coaching: Athletic Director, Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in business administration, Georgia Southern University; M.Ed. in teaching and learning, Liberty University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing and watching sports, spending time with my family, and writing
  • Fun Fact: I have 4 names.

Kimberly Epps ('02)

Athletics

Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach Junior Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach

kimberly.epps@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity and JV Cheer Head Coach

Tamara Epps ('96)

Athletics

Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach Middle School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach


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  • Coaching:  Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach, Middle School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

Carsten Franklin

Athletics

Director of Wrestling Operations

carsten.franklin@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: AP Art History; United States History; AP Seminar
  • Coaching: Associate Head Wrestling Coach, Varsity Football Coach, Varsity Basketball Assistant
  • Credentials: B.A, Louisiana State University; AP Certified Instructor; Level 2 (Bronze) USA Wrestling Coach; NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: traveling, video gaming, outdoor recreation
  • Fun Fact: I once lived and worked in Loches, Indre-Loire, France for our partner school, Saint Denis International School.

Todd Freeman ('93)

Athletics

Associate Athletic Director - Director of Transportation and Team Travel

todd.freeman@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Physics, Essentials of Anatomy
  • Coaching: Associate Athletic Director – Director of Transportation and Team Travel, Varsity Softball Head Coach, Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in biology, Georgia Southern University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: spending time with my family
  • Fun Fact: I am an Eagle Scout.

Jared Gaum

Athletics

Cross Country Assistant Coach Track Assistant Coach

jared.gaum@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, AP Latin, Mythology, Middle School World Language
  • Coaching: Cross Country Assistant Coach, Track Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in anthropology and classical studies, University of Florida; M.A. in classical studies, Texas Tech University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: play video games, watch television, read, hike, go to the beach
  • Fun Fact: I used to play Quidditch in college.

Gabe Germann

Athletics

Director of Campus Ministry Volleyball Announcer Soccer Announcer

gabe.germann@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Social Justice
  • Coaching: Soccer and Volleyball P.A. Announcer
  • Credentials: B.A. in English, Augusta College; M.A. in theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University; Ph.D. in theology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing pickleball, canoeing and kayaking, crossword puzzles, board games, bird-watching, trying to keep up with my kids
  • Fun Fact: I finished 3rd in the MATHCOUNTS competition in middle school.

Duane Hunter

Athletics

Middle School Football Head Coach Middle School Girls Basketball Head Coach

duane.hunter@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: AP Psychology, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics
  • Coaching: Middle School Football Head Coach, Middle School Girls Basketball Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.Ed. in social sciences education, University of Georgia; AP certified in Psychology, Government/Politics, Macroeconomics
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: golfing, tennis, hunting, fishing
  • Fun Fact: Both of my children graduated from Mount de Sales.

Ashley Massey ('12)

Athletics

Middle School Softball Head Coach

ashley.massey@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: 6th Grade Earth Science, 7th Grade Life Science
  • Coaching: Middle School Softball Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in health services administration, Middle Georgia State University; M.A.T. in kinesiology/physical education, Georgia College and State University; Training: Health and Physical Education (P-12) Certification; Science (6-12) Certification
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: attending concerts
  • Fun Fact: I have worked as a certified pharmacy technician since 2014.

Sean McMahon ('18)

Athletics

Swimming Head Coach


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Thom Mead

Athletics

Football Announcer Softball Announcer Basketball Announcer Baseball Announcer


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Bubby Mitchell

Athletics

Middle School Wrestling Head Coach


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Jeff Nebel

Athletics

Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach

jeff.nebel@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach

Robert Ochieng ('11)

Athletics

Cross Country Assistant Coach Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach

robert.ochieng@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Middle School Physical Education
  • Coaching: Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach, Cross Country Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in business administration, Shorter University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing soccer, playing chess, roller skating
  • Fun Fact: My dream at one point was to become a professional soccer player. I tried out for the Kenyan national soccer team but became ill with black water fever malaria. After recovering, I started coaching middle school soccer before returning to MDS as a teacher and coach.

Bubba Pool ('92)

Athletics

Varsity Baseball Head Coach Varsity Football Assistant Coach

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  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Varsity Baseball Head Coach
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: hunting and watching college football
  • Fun Fact: Before coaching, I owned an industrial supply business for 15 years.

Austin Schaekel

Athletics

Varsity Wrestling Head Coach

austin.schaekel@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Digital Technology Essentials, Computer Assisted Design, Intro to Programming (H), AP Computer Science Principles
  • Coaching: Varsity Wrestling Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.A. in information science technology, Mercer University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: being outdoors, hiking, fishing, learning new technologies
  • Fun Fact: I was a member of the final class of wrestlers at Mercer University.

Amanda Smith

Athletics

Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Assistant Coach

amanda.smith@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.W. in social work, University of Georgia; M.S.W. in social work, University of Georgia; Clinical License, State of Georgia
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: biking, water skiing, yoga, reading, going to concerts
  • Fun Fact: I was on the ski team at Callaway Gardens during summers in college.

Katherine Smith ('92)

Athletics

Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

katherine.smith@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: 6th Grade Language Arts, 8th Grade Theology
  • Coaching: Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.Ed. in English education, University of Georgia; M.Ed in middle grades math and science, Georgia College and State University; Specialist in Technology Management and Administration, Nova Southeastern University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: exercising, coaching recreational softball and basketball
  • Fun Fact: I am a third generation graduate of Mount de Sales Academy, and my husband and I currently have one child attending MDS and one sophomore at Georgia College and State University.

Deion Taylor

Athletics

Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach Varsity Track Assistant Coach

deion.taylor@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: 8th Grade US History, Keyboarding
  • Coaching: Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, Varsity Track Assistant Coach
  • Credentials: B.S. in political science, University of Richmond
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: playing basketball, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends
  • Fun Fact: I’m a huge Marvel cinema and comic book nerd.

Mason Turner ('19)

Athletics

Football Assistant Coach

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Pat Wallace

Athletics

Director of Facilities Sporting Clays Head Coach

pat.wallace@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Sporting Clays Head Coach, C-team Golf
  • Credentials: Applied Manufacturing Technology, Central Georgia Technical; AHERA Asbestos Management Training; NRA Level 1 Shotgun Instructor
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: tournament bass fishing and yard work
  • Fun Fact: I was a rescue diver for Georgia Kaolin, and I was part of their emergency response team.

Michael Walton

Athletics

Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach Boys Weight Room Strength Coach Varsity Football Assistant Coach

michael.walton@mountdesales.net
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  • Coaching: Varsity Football Assistant Coach, Strength Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

Gray Yates

Athletics

Boys and Girls Track Head Coach Varsity Football Head Coach

gray.yates@mountdesales.net
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  • Courses: Biology, Biology II (Sociobiology), Advanced Weightlifting
  • Coaching: Varsity Football Head Coach, Boys and Girls Track Head Coach
  • Credentials: B.S.in kinesiology, Harding University; M.S.E. in biology, Harding University
  • Beyond the Mount Hobbies: good food and good music
  • Fun Fact: I am a massive Harry Potter fan.

Lindsey Bray is our full-time athletic trainer and is present for games and select practices. She is available to evaluate, treat, and assist student-athletes with rehabilitation at our training room at Cavalier Fields and by appointment at the main campus.

Contact Lindsey Bray

Baseball
1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1980
Basketball, Boys
1992 (GISA), 1993 (GISA), 1998 (GISA)
Basketball, Girls
1994 (GISA)
Cross Country, Boys
2009 (GISA), 2010 (GISA), 2011 (GISA), 2012 (GISA)
Cross Country, Girls
2007 (GISA), 2013 (GISA)
Football
1970, 1971, 1973, 1996 (GISA)
Soccer, Boys
1991 (GISA), 1993 (GISA), 2002 (GISA), 2003 (GISA), 2005 (GISA), 2007 (GISA), 2011 (GISA)
Soccer, Girls
2008 (GISA)
Swimming, Boys
1999 (GISA), 2000 (GISA), 2001 (GISA), 2002 (GISA)
Swimming, Girls
2000 (GISA), 2001 (GISA), 2002 (GISA), 2003 (GISA), 2004 (GISA), 2005 (GISA), 2006 (GISA), 2007 (GISA), 2010 (GISA), 2011 (GISA), 2012 (GISA), 2013 (GISA), 2014 (GISA)
Softball
1985 (SEAIS), 1995 (GISA), 2019 (GHSA)
Track, Boys
1985 (SEAIS)

Mount de Sales recognizes the accomplishments of our student-athletes who have transitioned into collegiate level sports. Below are Cavaliers from recent years who are playing on college teams.

Class of 2022

  • Jack Bolan – Lynn University (Track)
  • Kobe Butts – Shorter University (Football)
  • Trey Butts – Kennesaw State University (Football)
  • A’Khori Jones – Liberty University (Football)
  • Matthew Rogers – Georgia College & State University (Golf)

Class of 2021

  • Kathleen Carpenter – Covenant College (Softball)
  • Taylor Colvin – Trine University (Soccer)
  • Josh Denny – Centre College (Lacrosse)
  • Henderson Hurdle – Georgia Southwestern (Softball)
  • Chloe Nepveux – Palm Beach Atlantic (Softball)
  • Heartly Nepveux – Piedmont College (Softball)
  • Jordyn Partain – Samford University (Softball)
  • Zeke Saviello, Bucknell University (Soccer)

Class of 2020

  • Ethan Aler – Point University (Soccer)
  • Sarah Breitenbach – Georgia Tech (Dance)
  • Kobe Butts – Alcorn State University (Baseball)
  • Josiah Cotton – Samford University (Football)
  • Rossman Diaz – Andrew College (Baseball)
  • Elena Hintermaier – Birmingham Southern (Lacrosse)
  • Ayanna Hoskins – Wesleyan College (Volleyball)
  • Clark Kelly – Berry College (Track)
  • Payton Lautzenheiser, Midway University (Equestrian)
  • TyLese Rouse – Kennesaw State University (Dance)
  • Kobe Sewell – Savannah State (Basketball)
  • Dexter Williams – Indiana University (Football)

Class of 2019

  • Jack Lipson (2017 Graduate), Appalachian State (Baseball)
  • Kirsten Perkins, Kennesaw State (Dance Team)

Class of 2018

  • Melia Cunningham, Brewton Parker (Soccer)
  • Adrian Hardwick, Georgia Military College (Football)
  • Julia Stoner, Breneau University (Lacrosse)

Class of 2017

  • Mike Fountain, St. Andrews University (Football)
  • Adam Leverett, Gordon College (Baseball); drafted by Phillies in 2019
  • Jack Lipson, Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Baseball)
  • Nick Maiorana, Cornell University (Soccer)
  • Brady Pool, Emmanuel College (Baseball)
  • Will Pounds, Morehouse College (Football)
  • Zack Tong, University of Montavallo (Baseball)

Class of 2016

  • Tres Hattaway, Mercer University (Football)
  • Brendon Coats, Limestone College (Track)
  • Harrison Beers, Georgia College & State University (Baseball)
  • Olivia Bentley, St. Mary’s College (Cheerleading)
  • Rachel Breitenbach, Georgia College & State University (Cheerleading)

Class of 2015

  • Hudson Brett, Mercer University (Football)
  • Keith Farris, (Football)
  • Carson Leatherwood, Valdosta State University (Football)
  • Sofia Lekas, Georgia College & State University (Soccer)
  • Alina Rodriguez, Andrew College (Soccer)
  • Darius Wonnum, LaGrange University (Basketball)

Did we forget anyone? Please send the name and college/university to Kenny Epps

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For we are Cavaliers, the mighty Cavaliers, proud of the new and old!
De Sales is the high school that is greatest of all. Come now and sing her praises.
Loyal and true, we ever answer your call. Forever Mount de Sales! Hey!