Florida College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Pat Todd announced the promotion of Chase Teichmann to associate head coach, as well as the hiring of Zaronn Cann as an assistant coach on the Falcon’s staff.
“I am very happy to promote Coach Teichmann to associate head coach,” Todd said. “Coach Teichmann and I have worked together for the last two years, and we have enjoyed much success transitioning our program and department into the NAIA and members of the Southern States Athletic Conference. Coach Teichmann is very intelligent and is extremely loyal and hard working. He is fantastic with our players and recruits and has a bright future in the coaching profession. This promotion is certainly well deserved!”
Teichmann completed his second season with the Falcons’ basketball program this past March. Prior to coming to FC, he served as graduate assistant coach at Freed-Hardeman University (2015-17).
“I’m extremely thankful to Coach Todd for my promotion and happy to be around such great people here at Florida College,” said Teichmann. “I absolutely love what I do, and cannot wait for the upcoming season, as well as what the future holds for our program!”
Teichmann has played an important role in helping the Falcons post a 34-25 record over the last two seasons. During his time on the sidelines, the Falcons have averaged 88.5 points per game. In 2017-18 while going 22-7, they led the NAIA in assists per game (23.9) and led NAIA Division I in three-pointers made per game (12.3). In 2018-19 they continued the trend, ranking 4th in assists per game (19.1) in NAIA Division I and 3rd in three-pointers made per game (11.1).
During his time in Henderson, Tenn., Teichmann helped Freed-Hardeman achieve a 44-20 record. In Teichmann’s first season at FHU, the Lions finished with a record of 25-8 and were the American Midwest Conference Regular Season Champions. During the same season, the Lions also notched a win over NCAA Division I opponent Murray State University in an exhibition game on November 5th. FHU also had a record-breaking season, passing the record for 3 pointers made in a season with 343, and scoring average per game at 89.5. The Lions also reached the NAIA National Tournament for the 3rd consecutive season.
In his second season at FHU, the Lions finished with a record of 19-12, which was tied for 3rd place in the American Midwest Conference. The Lions ranked 1st in the NAIA Division I in assists per game at 19.8. They ranked 6th in both three-pointers made per game (10.03) and three-point field goal percentage (39.4%).
A Brentwood, Tenn., native, Teichmann played at Brentwood High School for head coach Dennis King. He then attended UT-Chattanooga, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management. While at Chattanooga, Teichmann was a student assistant for one year under head coach Will Wade.
Teichmann holds a master’s degree in business administration from Freed-Hardeman University as well. He is married to the former Maggie McPherson of Brentwood, Tenn.
“We’re also extremely excited to add Coach Cann to the FC Men’s Basketball family,” stated Head Coach Pat Todd. “Zaronn is an up-and-coming coach that knows the Florida landscape and relates extremely well to players. He enjoyed a great college and professional career. He is a man of faith that appreciates the mission of Florida College. We are excited to welcome him and his family to campus.”
Cann, a Brandon, Fla. native, was recently an assistant coach at his alma mater, Brandon High School. Prior to coaching at Brandon HS, Cann played professionally in South America for three years following his collegiate playing career.
“I became acquainted with Florida College in 2000 when my mother, two sisters and I moved to Temple Terrace from Inglewood, California,” said Cann. “At the age of 13, after just being introduced to basketball, Florida College was one of the first gyms I ever set foot in for a summer youth basketball tournament. To now be presented an opportunity to impact young men’s lives for the better through the game of basketball, as a coach, is nostalgic. I want to give a major thank you to coach Todd and coach Teichmann for trusting me to be a valuable asset to this program. Thank you to my wife for her love, admiration, and support, and praises to God for this blessing in front of me.”
Cann graduated from Eckerd College in 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in communications and business management.
As a player at Brandon HS, Cann was a four-year starter. He is the all-time wins leader in Brandon HS men’s basketball history. He was a Nike All-American, and a McDonald’s All-American finalist. He was ranked a top-50 player in the nation.
Cann signed to USF and started games as a true freshman before injury shortened his season.
Cann would transfer to NCAA Division II Eckerd College, where he played his final three seasons. He ranks 4th all-time in single season field goal percentage at Eckerd at 63% his senior year. He is also 4th in career field goal percentage at 58%. He was a member of an NCAA Tournament team, and was named 2nd Team All Sunshine State Conference.
As a pro, Cann was Import Player of the Year in 2011-12 for Club Deportes Castro. He was also named Finals Most Outstanding Player and was an LNB National Champion. In 2013, he was a 1st Team All-League selection.
Cann and his wife Jessica have three children: Zachary Izryel (8 months), Levi Ziel (4), and Jaelyn Thurman (13).