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Conversations with Tom Mobley: Coach Richard Fendley

Conversations with Tom Mobley is a monthly podcast series featuring coach-to-coach conversations withFranklin Battery and Electric some of Houston County and Middle Georgia’s winningest coaches. Each month, Coach Mobley will sit down with these local legends to discuss their career milestones, football insights, and personal inspirations. This month, Coach Mobley talks one-on-one with Coach Richard Fendley, retired track and football coach from Warner Robins.

Coach Richard Fendley coached for the Warner Robins Demons football team from 1973-2002. He coached alongside all-time great Robert Davis as a defensive coordinator and helped the Demons win four State Championships and two National Championships. Later after Coach Davis left, Fendley took over as head coach from 1997-2002 (Held a .743 win percentage in 6 seasons). During his time at WRHS, Fendley also head coached track and field, and the Annual Richard Fendley Relays track & field event, which is named after Coach Fendley, is held at McConnell-Talbert Stadium every year. Coach Fendley graduated from Putnam County High and went to South Georgia College and Howard College, playing offensive and defensive tackle during his college career. He coached at Columbus High, Central High, Cherokee High, Baldwin High, and of course, Warner Robins High School. Click below to listen to Tom Mobley’s interview with a local Warner Robins legend, Coach Richard Fendley.

During his tenure as Head Girls Basketball Coach at Warner Robins High School, Coach Mobley amassed 416 wins, as well as coaching football, track, soccer, volleyball and tennis. These days, Coach Mobley is focused on his work and ministry with the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) in Middle Georgia, covering a 5-county area.


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Coach Fendley (left) pictured kneeling in the front with Coach Robert Davis and the rest of the WRHS coaching staff

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