Canan, who began coaching the varsity Rams in 1997, has been part of the last six conference championships. A Burbank native, Canan played Burbank National Little League before starring for Coach Czarnecki's Rams in the early 1980's. In 1982, he was named all-conference shortstop for Reavis, and then played stints with Southeast Missouri State and Moraine Valley Community College before earning a baseball scholarship with the University of Illinois. After a steller career with the Illini, Canan was drafted in the seven round by the Chicago Cubs and played seven seasons in the Cubs' minor league system. Canan is a hitting instructor at Diamond Edge Academy in Willowbrook and Line Drive Academy in Bedford Park.