The Millard North Mustangs help Head Coach Tim Cannon celebrate winning 500 games following their win over Omaha Central on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Omaha.
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Dean Of Metro Coaches Steps Down After Back-to-Back Titles


After 43 years, 539 wins and two state titles Millard North’s Tim Cannon has decided to retire from coaching and teaching. 

“It is time for more family time and to travel with my wife Shirley,” Cannon said of his retirement. “It has been awesome and I never dreamed it would go this fast. Tremendous gratitude to everyone at all three schools. The championships are great but the first thing I will miss is the relationships with the families and coaches. I am especially grateful to Mr. Begley and the administration for my time at Millard North.” 

Cannon, the dean of Metro basketball, is hanging up his whistle fresh off of back-to-back Class A state titles and the first in school history. 

He led the Mustangs for nine seasons, including the school’s only Metro boys basketball titles (2020, 2021). In his 28 seasons at Omaha Bryan he led the Bears to two Metro titles. Prior to Bryan he was the head coach at Omaha Cathedral for six seasons. 

A 1973 graduate of Council Bluffs St. Albert High School, Canon played at Benedictine College and also attended Creighton University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UNO in 1973 and masters from UNO in 1988. 

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