Fellowship welcomes back a familiar face as Brad Pager returns to the school as its baseball coach as well as the school’s softball coach and director of softball.
The school has also hired Neil Solloway as its new boys’ lacrosse coach.
Pager comes back for a second stint with the school’s baseball team, having served as its head coach from 2003 to 2010.
“We are so excited to have coach Pager return to coach the baseball team,” Fellowship athletic director Bryan Lindner said. “Brad’s coaching experience is very extensive at many levels. We are very blessed to have him back at FCS. Brad will lead our team of young student-athletes both on and off the field.”
Pager was the baseball coach at North Cobb Christian for the last two years, leading the Eagles to a 15-11 record last spring.
“I am very pleased to be back at FCS,” Pager said. “The school has been a very important part of my family for many years. Both of my children and my son-in-law graduated from FCS. The school’s commitment to excellence in both education and athletics has been outstanding for many years. Under the direction of Bryan Lindner and the athletic department, we will continue to grow the baseball program at FCS from the middle school level up.”
Pager also returns to lead a Fellowship softball team that he previously coached from 1997 to 1999.
He and new varsity assistant coach Shannon Holt will lead a Paladin softball program that returns to competition this fall after not fielding a team last year.
“After not being able to field a varsity team last season, we are happy with the direction our program is now headed,” Lindner said. “Our athletic department has worked very hard with the booster club to bring varsity softball back to FCS. We could now have done this without the hard work and dedication of a strong group of student-athletes and parents. We are pleased to have the leadership of Brad and Shannon.”
The young Fellowship Christian boys’ lacrosse program will begin its fourth varsity season next spring with a new coach in Solloway, who replaces Andy Petrovich at the helm.
“I am extremely grateful and energized for the opportunity Fellowship has given me,” Solloway said. “I am excited about the future of the program and I am thrilled to continue the great work Andy Petrovich has done to establish the Paladin lacrosse program. I look forward to working with our outstanding student-athletes and cannot wait to get started chasing a [Class] A-AAAAA lacrosse championship.”
Solloway, who served as an assistant coach at Fellowship under Petrovich last season, inherits a Paladin boys’ lacrosse program that has gotten off to a strong start in its first three years of existence.
Fellowship went 11-6 last year to equal the school record for most wins and was 22-14 the last two years under Petrovich.
Solloway brings a wealth of experience to the Fellowship boys’ lacrosse program, according to Lindner.
“Neil has tremendous experience at all levels of lacrosse as a player and as a coach,” Lindner said. “He brings more than 25 years as a coach and 35 years as a player to Fellowship. Neil is a proven leader who has coached at the collegiate, high school and youth levels.”