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Athletics Overview

Welcome to Cannon Athletics. I view the opportunity to participate in athletics at any level as a privilege; a gift that should be valued and honored every minute of every practice, and every instant of every contest. The opportunity to identify the highest possible athletic challenge, and then to commit to it with a team of equally invested coaches and teammates offers an educational experience with no parallel. Competing with passion, courage, enthusiasm, and integrity are the hallmarks of a quality athletic program.

Cannon Athletics is not just about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. We honor and celebrate the hours and hours of hard work that go into improving, that go into making ourselves better, making our teammates better, and making our teams better. We emphasize taking care of each other, competing together, playing the game the right way, and having fun!

Student-athletes at Cannon have the opportunity to play for coaches with coaching and playing experience at the highest level in their respective sports. Our coaches have won national championships at the Division I level, they have coached professional athletes, and they have coached and played on many state championship teams around the country. And, most significantly, they care deeply about the students at Cannon School.

A Cannon School education is special. The lessons, friendships, and experiences of Cannon Athletics make that education even more meaningful. We invite and encourage all students to join the ranks of the student-athlete! I, for one, am honored to serve at the Director of Athletics at Cannon School, and I look forward to seeing you all on the ball fields, courts, courses, and tracks!

Kind regards,

Patrick J. Moyer
Director of Athletics
Cannon Cougars in the News
Cannon School Among Only Fifty-Three Nationwide to Win Team Academic Awards for Girls' and Boys' Soccer
2/4/2015
Cannon School is one of only fifty-three schools nationwide to receive the 2013-14 High School Team Academic Award for both the girls' and boys' soccer programs from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
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Cannon football coach Michael Cox resigns
1/30/2015
Cannon School said Friday that head football coach Michael Cox resigned after one season.
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Rod Rachal Named NCBCA Private School Coach of the Year
1/21/2015

Congratulations to head varsity baseball coach Rod Rachal, who was named the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Private School Coach of the Year for 2014!
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Birdies for Babies
12/22/2014
Anna Redding's Birdies for Babies raises $22,000 for neo-natal incubators for a Kenyan hospital.

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Women's Golf Announces Fall Signees
12/5/2014
The Richmond Spiders welcome Annie Collom (Davidson, N.C.), Sophie DiPetrillo (Dover, Mass.) and Isabella Rusher (Salisbury, N.C.) to next year's team.
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