Jeff McCannon played two seasons at Butler County Community College beginning in the fall of 1992 for current Hall of Famers, B.D. Parker and Bob Fornelli. He was a member of the 1994 team that finished 3rd in the NJCAA World Series, after winning the Western Sub-Regional, Kansas Region VI and District Championships.
In 1994, McCannon caught regularly for the Grizzlies while hitting .403 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and finishing with 68 RBI's. McCannon was named First Team All Jayhawk Conference and All Region VI. After Butler, Jeff continued his playing career at the University of Arizona in the Pac-10 Conference where he played for NCAA Hall of Fame coach Jerry Kindall.
Following graduation, McCannon began his 15 year coaching career as an assistant at Fort Hays State University. From Fort Hays, Jeff went on to coach at Butler County Community College, The University of Arizona, Kansas State University, Nicholls State University and finally as the recruiting coordinator for Northwestern State University in 2012.
During his career, McCannon coached 35 players that were either drafted or signed MLB contracts including having both the highest draft pick and most draft picks in a season at Northwestern State University. Jeff also spent multiple summers as an assistant with the Topeka Capitals and as the head coach for the San Francisco Seals and El Dorado Broncos.
Jeff is a native of Wichita and played his high school ball at Wichita South. McCannon graduated from The University of Arizona in 1997 with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science.