Over the past week, FRA Athletics has seen giant successes in many different areas including cheerleading, middle school golf, and both middle and upper school track. We are so proud of each of these teams, athletes, and coaches for all they’re up to this spring.
Franklin Road Academy is excited to announce the hiring of David Gallagher as the new head coach of the Panther basketball program. Gallagher joins Franklin Road Academy with over 13 years of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels. Most recently, Gallagher served as head coach for the men’s basketball program at John Milledge Academy in Georgia, where he built a championship caliber program. In his eight seasons as head coach, he guided the program to four state final four appearances, including two state runner-up finishes, and a state championship in 2021.
During Interim week, the team traveled to New Orleans where they competed against 24 teams at the Judy Baehr Invitational. The boys track team won the track invitational receiving 114 points across all events. Some highlights from the meet included Jeremiah Greer who placed third in the 100m and second in the 200m. Greer and Thatcher Frankfather secured the top two finishes in the 200m and the 400m with top times in the state. Josiah Jackson placed first in shot put and discus, earning Field Athlete of the Meet.
Franklin Road Academy is proud to announce the hiring of Justin Geisinger as the new head coach of the Panther football program. Geisinger earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees from Vanderbilt University, where he was also a member of the football team. He was a four-year starter at left tackle, a two-year captain, and an All-SEC selection and Outland Trophy nominee his senior year for the Commodores. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL draft.
Franklin Road Academy is proud to announce the hiring of Lisa Schaad as the new head coach of the FRA volleyball program. Schaad earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University, where she was a four-year letter winner in volleyball and team captain her senior year. Schaad has 26 years of volleyball coaching experience, and for the past 14 years, she has served as the director of operations for Elevation Sports Volleyball in Cincinnati, where she led the club program to a top 20 national ranking.