Gannon selected for FACA Hall of Fame

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 09:02 AM.

In the one year he spent as the head varsity boys’ basketball coach – after assisting Coach Vern Eppinette during several championship seasons – the Tiger Sharks reached the state final four.

He took the Tiger Shark baseball team to the final four in 2002 and was the defensive coordinator for the football team that won a state title and returned the following year to the final four.

Therefore, Gannon has coached teams in three different sports, the three major sports on the calendar, to the state final four.

“It starts with discipline,” said Tracy Browning who has worked alongside Gannon on the sidelines for a decade. “He is very disciplined and the kids really buy in to what he wants to do.

“You know you are going to win and that starts with discipline and commitment.”

In the latest chapter in his career, Gannon took over a Tiger Shark football program that had stumbled through two losing seasons and had Port St. Joe back in district and playoff contention his first year.

Last season, Gannon’s last as a paid coach before his retirement, the Tiger Sharks reached the second round of the playoffs.

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