Remembering Mr. Bruce Cannon

It is with great sadness that we share with the RFISD community the news of the recent passing of Mr. Bruce Cannon.

Mr. Cannon was a lifelong Ro-Hawk who began his Randolph journey when he started Kindergarten at Randolph Elementary in 1957 and continued all the way through his Randolph High School graduation in 1970.

During his time at RHS, Mr. Cannon was a 4-year varsity letterman in football, basketball, and track, and he earned “All-State” honors as both running back and linebacker during his junior and senior years.

After graduation, Mr. Cannon went on to attend the University of Texas where he accepted a football scholarship and was a 3-year letterman linebacker for the legendary Coach Darrell K. Royal.

After graduating from UT in 1975, Mr. Cannon began his teaching career in Northeast ISD, but just two short years later, he returned to Randolph as a teacher and coach. He received his Master’s Degree in School Administration from Texas A&I in 1988 and subsequently became the Randolph Middle School Principal, serving in that role from 1989 to 1994. In 1994, he became the Principal of Randolph Secondary Schools, a position he held for 17 years until his retirement in 2011.

In total, Mr. Cannon served as a teacher, coach, and administrator at Randolph for 33 years. When combined with his time as a Randolph student, his affiliation with RFISD totals an amazing 46 years.

Along with Susie -- his wife of nearly 49 years – Mr. Cannon remained involved with our Randolph community even after retirement. In fact, during the RHS 60th Anniversary celebration at the 2022 homecoming football game, he was presented with a very special Silver Jacket Award to honor his many years of service and contributions to the district. 

Mr. Cannon was a true example of the Ro-Hawk spirit. His impact on Randolph High School and Randolph Field ISD is profound and far-reaching, and we are all so fortunate to have known him.