Gannon selected for FACA Hall of Fame


Chuck Gannon was named last week to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He will be formally inducted in January.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 09:02 AM.

Chuck Gannon would just as soon you didn’t read this.

Gannon, the longtime coach at Port St. Joe High School, hopes you don’t care about his selection last weekend into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

He certainly doesn’t want to bring any attention to the announcement, a surprise that came during a coaching clinic.

There are others who deserve, maybe even want, the attention far more than Gannon, whose application to the Hall of Fame had to be maintained as a something resembling state secret due to the coach’s reticence to bring any glimmer of attention his way and the potential he would scuttle his own nomination.

Gannon will be formally inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame in January.

“It’s a great honor to be there, but really there are a lot of great coaches who are deserving of that honor who are not in there yet,” Gannon said. “Just to be nominated is such an honor.

“But it really goes back to the assistant coaches and the kids you have worked with. They are the reason.”

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