Cannon School football coach Michael Cox has resigned after one season. Cox took a private industry job in Houston.
“Coach Cox had a professional offer he simply couldn’t refuse, and we respect that,” said Cannon athletics director Pat Moyer said. “Coach Cox is in high demand in his professional career for the very same reasons that we wanted him to run our football program at Cannon School. He is clearly a leader of distinction and a man who knows how to put together a winning organization. We are thankful for the time he had with our football program and our student-athletes, we are sorry to see him leave, and we wish him success and friendship for him and his family in the future.”
Cox led Cannon to a 5-6 record last season and the Concord-based school earned a No. 4 seed in the N.C. Independent Schools Division II playoffs. That was Cannon’s highest-ever seeding. Cannon lost in the first round of the playoffs 42-13 to private school power Harrell’s Academy.
Cannon had three players earn NCISAA all-state honors -- seniors Kent Andrews and Dante Lowe plus junior Ben Wyatt -- and the school recenlty opened a new 4,100 square foot strenght and conditioning center and hired a full-time strength and conditioning coach.
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Moyer said the school will immediately begin the search for a new football coach.