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coaching staff

David Canary Assistant Coach • 6th Season Johnson County Community College '03 Union University '05 David Canary returned to his alma mater in 2008 to serve as an assistant coach for the JCCC baseball team. Canary, who played middle infield for coach Shelley during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, will serve his sixth campaign as the Cavaliers first base coach in 2013. He will also handle the infielders and hitting instruction, and serve as a recruiting coordinator. In his five seasons as an assistant coach, Canary has been instrumental to the success of the program that has racked up amazing numbers during his time on board. Canary has been a part of four 40win seasons in five years, two KJCCC Eastern Division Championships, two KJCCC runner-up finishes, a Region VI title and one NJCAA JUCO World Series appearance. Also in his five seasons, Canary has coached three All-Americans, one Rawlings Big Stick Award winner, one Rawlings Gold Glove winner, 11 all-region and 41 all-conference performers. Also since joining the staff, not only has the program developed into one of the most feared offenses in the country, but he has helped build JCCC into a powerhouse on the diamond and in the classroom. The Cavaliers have been ranked in both baseball and academics for five consecutive seasons. In his first campaign, Canary helped guide the Cavaliers to its best season in the team’s history. The Cavaliers won 41 games, won a Region VI title, and earned a berth to the NJCAA JUCO World Series, the first for the program. At the plate, the Cavaliers ranked among the top hitting clubs in the country. Canary played a vital role in the turnaround season of Doug Otto, helping him go from a .231 average as

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a freshman to over .400 and a conference MVP and first-team All-America selection his sophomore campaign. Canary also coached all-conference outfielders John Lenherr and Parker Amos. In 2009, Canary helped JCCC to another 40-win campaign with 43, the highest total in Shelley’s 22 seasons at JCCC. The Cavaliers also posted a runner-up finish in the KJCCC, and earned a Region VI Championship berth. Under Canary’s tutelage, the Cavaliers posted a team batting average of .356, which led the Jayhawk Conference and ranked ninth in the NJCAA. In addition, John Lenherr was selected as an All-American and received the Rawlings Big Stick Award for the top batting average in the Central District. Addtionally, Canary coached five all-conference and two All-Region VI selections in 2009. In 2010, Canary again helped guide the team to another school record campaign. The 2010 team finished with a 44-14 record, which ranks as the fourth-best season win total in JCCC baseball history, and best since 1986. The team also captured a Region VI Championship berth and a KJCCC Eastern Division Championship, the first since 1984. The 2010 team finished 12th in the country in the final NJCAA poll and fourth nationally academically with a grade point average of 3.32. Their fourth-place showing is the highest the Cavaliers have finished in the NJCAA Academic Poll. Also in 2010, Canary coached one of the top hitting teams in the NJCAA. As a team, the Cavaliers posted a .362 batting average, which again led the Jayhawk Conference and ranked 13th nationally.

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