Omaha Bryan High School was the perfect venue for Tim Cannon to record his 400th career coaching victory Friday night.
In his 28th season at Bryan and 32nd overall as a head coach, Cannon notched his milestone win with a 59-49 victory over Omaha Northwest on Bryan’s home floor.
“Bryan is a wonderful place to work with great kids and great young men,” an emotional Cannon said afterward. “To get this win at home is really special.”
Cannon’s coaching career began in 1981 at Omaha Cathedral. After winning 42 games at Cathedral, Cannon took over at Bryan, where he has earned 358 victories.
“It’s been a love affair for me with Bryan,” Cannon said. “You never think you’re going to be somewhere 28 years, but I’m very grateful for my time here.”
In winning its seventh game in its last eight outings, Cannon’s team, now 8-9, opened up a double-digit lead late in the first half and never looked back.
“Probably not a lot of people thought we would get here when we were 1-8, but I can’t say enough about these guys,” he said.
Evan Drake made all nine of his shots from the floor and finished with a season-high 23 points. He was joined in double figures by Kaliq Johnson with 18 and Ju-Wan Bufford with 10.
Omaha Northwest (6-11) ................. 13 6 12 18—49
At Omaha Bryan (8-9) ................. 14 16 20 9—59
ON: Terrance Robinson 5; Charles Marion-Adkins 3; Tre Bush 8; DeAngelo Peak 2; Finis Jones 3; Ronney Barnes 18; Stacy Keely 10.
OB: JJ Williams 2; OJ Thok 2; Kaliq Johnson 18; Ju-Wan Bufford 10; Goy Doluony 2; Evan Drake 23; Thomas Matik 2.