Bernie McCann
Bernie McCann
Full Name:  Bernard R. McCann, Jr.
     Died:  June 5, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Fl
   School:  Saint Ann's High School in West Palm Beach, Florida


FSU Career
Volleyball
Year  No  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
53-54  8  6-0  165  Fr   *   West Palm Beach                     
54-55  8  6-0  165  So   *   West Palm Beach                     
55-56  8  6-0  165  Jr   *   West Palm Beach                     
56-57  8  6-0  165  Sr   *   West Palm Beach                     


Awards
Volleyball
Year  Award
1955  United States Volleyball Association - 1st Team All-American
1956  United States Volleyball Association - 1st Team All-American
1957  United States Volleyball Association - 1st Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2007
Bernie McCann entered Florida State in 1953 after graduating from Saint Ann High School in West Palm Beach. As a freshman, McCann was fulfilling his physical education credits at FSU in a class taught by men's volleyball coach Bill Odeneal who invited Bernie to try out for the varsity team. McCann immediately became one of the mainstays of the team for his entire four years at Florida State.

In 1955, the volleyball team brought home the national championship winning the Collegiate Division of the United States Volleyball Association's National Tournament. After a third place finish in 1956, the Seminoles took the National Championship crown again in 1957. During his standout career, McCann became the first three-time, first-team All-American in any sport at Florida State.


Obituary
Published in The Palm Beach Post
BERNARD R. McCANN, Jr. "Bernie" Bernie passed away peacefully on June 5 after suffering from a fall. He was predeceased by his parents, Beanie and Angelina (Tomasello) McCann and his siblings, Hank and Terry. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and children, B. R., Kelly Bush (Brent), Brian (Leila) and grandchildren, Chloe, Sadie and Cade. He was born and raised in West Palm Beach and graduated from St. Ann's School, FSU and Naval Officer Candidate School. Bernie proudly served aboard the USS Randolph. Following the Navy, he had a 25 year career as an officer at Home Federal Savings and Loan then became a broker at Prudential Securities (Wells Fargo). He was a founding member and former President of the Palm Beach Kiwanis Club. Bernie was a long time member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. He enjoyed years of coaching youth baseball. Bernie was inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame and the FSU Sports Hall of Fame.



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