SSISD Hires Hudson Coach as Wildcats Head Basketball Coach


Meeting Monday, June 12, the Sulphur Springs School Board approved the hiring of Cannon Earp as the new Wildcats Head Basketball Coach.

Coach Earp has been the Head Basketball Coach at Hudson for the past three seasons.

A native of Crockett, Coach Earp was also a head coach before that at Fairfield for one year.

His greatest success as head coach though came at Gladewater, who he coached to two state semifinal appearances in 2014 (1A Division 1) and 2017 (2A). Besides falling in the state tourney, he took the Sandies to the Area round once, the Regional Semifinal another time, and coached Gladewater to two straight fifth round playoff games before accepting the head coaching position at Fairfield heading into the 2019-20 season.

The Hudson regime under Coach Earp fell in two straight Bi-District games before missing out on the playoffs due to tiebreaker this past basketball season. In 10 seasons as head coach, it was his first missing out on the postseason.

Coach Earp has a record of 239-106 (.693 winning percentage).

He is a graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Coach Earp replaces Brandon Shaver, who took the Wildcats basketball team to two straight third round playoff games. This last season though, Sulphur Springs made it back to the Regional Semifinals (or fourth round) for the first time since the 2019-20 season.

The board also accepted Coach Shaver’s resignation. He has been named as the Head Basketball Coach at Lake Travis. 

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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