Fort Pierce Central High School is a member of the Treasure Lake Conference. The various teams, known as the “COBRAS”, participate in the following sports: cross country, wrestling, basketball, track, golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, and soccer. Football is a not part of the conference.
**For information regarding athletics, please contact the Athletic Director.


General Athletic Regulations

  • Academic work, conduct, and attendence must be satisfactory. Minimum 2.0 G.P.A.
  • Athletes must be in attendance at school on days of all practices and games.
  • Athletes must abide by all of the rules and regulations as set up for the various sports by the FHSAA and by the coaching staff of each sport.
  • Must be a bona-fida student of Fort Pierce Central High School who has been assigned to attend this school by student assignment.
  • Any student on the obligation list at Fort Pierce Center High School must clear the obligation prior to participating on a school team.
  • The limit of eligibilty is four years. Each student has four years to participate in athletics from the day they first successfully complete the eighth grade. In order to participate, all other requirements of eligibilty must be met by the student-athlete and must be under 19 years 9 months of age.

FHSAA Guidelines

Grade 9
All ninth grade students who have been regularly promoted will be eligible for the fall semester. At the conclusion of the first semester, the student must have a 2.0 grade point average in order to remain eligible. If a 9th grade student is promoted with AIP from the 8th grade as a result of failing a core curriculum subject she/he is ineligible to participate as an athlete until she/he have earned a 2.0 grade point average for a semester (18 weeks). This is a state rule. A 2.0 grade point average must be maintained for the remainder of the students’ high school years in order to be eligible for athletics. Any ninth grader who loses eligibilty during the first semester and then earns a 2.0 or higher grade point average for the second semester may be declared eligible at the beginning of the tenth grade. Eligibility will be restored to 10th graders who have earned a 2.0 during the second semester of their freshman year and who sign a contract of academic performance to maintain at least a 2.0 each semester. Student-athletes under this contract must raise their overall grade point average to a 2.0 by the 11th grade to remain eligible under this program.
Academic Eligibilty is based upon cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above since entering the ninth grade.
Sports schedule found on School Board of St. Lucie County Web Site.


Name: Allan Griffith
Sport: Boy’s Golf
High School Attended: Arlington Heights Township High School
Year Graduated: 1946
College Attended: Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois
Degree In: Business Administration
Graduated: 1953
Total Years Of Coaching: 14
Years Coaching at Central: 13
Record Total: Wins: 70 Losses: 115 Ties: 6
Titles Won: N/A
Any Other Info: PGA Golf Professional 1968 to present, Certified coach for Special Olympics.
Name: Sarah Gillooly
Sport: Softball
High School Attended: Greenport High School
Year graduated: 2002
College Attended: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Degree In: Psychology
Graduated In: 2006
Number of Years Teaching: 5
Subjects Taught: AP Psychology, Economics/Government, Geography
Total Years of Coaching: 5
Years Coaching at Central: 4
Record Total Wins: 14 Losses: 20 Ties: 0
Any Other Info: 2012 Scripps Treasure Coast Softball Coach of the Year
coach Maxon pic Name: Christopher Maxon
Sport: Boy’s Basketball
High School Attended:
Year Graduated:
College Attended:
Degree In:
Number of Years Teaching: 17
Subjects Taught: US History Honors, Economics/Government
Total Years Of Coaching: 17
Years Coaching at Central:
Record Total: Wins: 0 Losses 0 Ties: 0
Titles Won:
Name: Sheila Reese
Sports: Bowling
High School Attended: Tiffin Calvert High
Year Graduated: 1966
College Attended: Norte Dame of Ohio, Ohio Dominican, IRSC
Degree In: Information Technology
Year Graduated: 1996
Total years of Coaching: 10
Years Coaching at Fort Pierce Central: 10
Name: David Jacobs
Sports: Baseball, Assistant Football, Strength and Conditioning
High School Attended: Miami Coral Park High School Year
graduated: 1978
College Attended: University of Northern Colorado, United
States Sports Academy
Degree In: PE/Fitness
Year Graduated: BA-1983/MA-1994
Total Years Coaching: 27 years
Years Coaching at Central: 18 years
coach Reed pic Name: Randy Reed
Sports: Girl’s Varsity Basketball
High School Attended:
Year Graduated:
College Attended: Warner University (BA), Florida Atlantic University (MS)
Degree In: ?/Educational Leadership
Number of Years Teaching: 16
Subjects Taught: Social Studies/History/Florida History/Life Skills/Freshmen Seminar
Total Years of Coaching: 20
Years Coaching at Central: 1
Titles Won: 9 times Coach of the Year, 35 High School Championships, Teacher of the Year, Disney Teacher of the Year Finalist
Any Extra Info:
Basketball team declaration for this season is choose to commit, to change to the character of a champion of life. We are stepping into a new season with the impossible being the impossible.
Name: Eric Gruber
Sport: Girls Soccer
High School Attended: Geneva High School, Geneva Ohio
Year Graduated: 1991
College Attended: Kent State University, Kent Ohio
Degree In: Language Arts
Year Graduated: 2003Total Years Of Coaching: 8
Years Coaching At Fort Pierce Central: 8
Name: Peter Crespo
Sport: Wrestling, JV Football, Flag Football
High School Attended: Port St. Lucie HS
Year Graduated: 1992
College Attended: University Of Central Florida
Degree In: B.S. in Liberal Arts, M.A. Education
Year Graduated: 1998, 2011
Total Years of Coaching: 13Years Coaching at Fort Pierce Central: 13
Record Total: Wins: 146 Losses: 53 Ties: 0
Titles Won: 5 Districts, 4 District Runner-Ups, 3 Regional Runner-Ups, 6 TLC Titles (Wrestling)
Any Other Info: The wrestling team is finished in the
top 7 in the state 5 different times. Now the JV football team finished 6-0 in 2009 for only the second time in school history.
Name: Josh Shaffer
Sport: Varsity Football
High School Attended: Riverside High School
Year Graduated: 2003
College Attended: Malone University
Degree In: Sports Management
Year Graduated: 2007
Years Coaching: 6
Years Coaching at Central: 4
Record Total: Wins: 4 Losses: 1 Ties: 0 (As Head Coach)