Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah High School mourn loss of

assistant coach


The Cherokee Nation and Sequoyah High School mourn the loss of assistant baseball and softball coach Jacob Tanner.

Tanner, 61, passed away Thursday.

“We are deeply saddened to unexpectedly lose such a valued and respected member of our Sequoyah High School family,” said Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin. “Coach Tanner was a great mentor, teacher and coach for our students. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Tanner, known for always smiling, served as the assistant baseball and fast-pitch softball coach and science teacher at Sequoyah since 2006. He also sponsored the robotics program at Sequoyah.

“Coach Tanner was very well liked and respected by students, staff and faculty. His passing is a great loss for our Sequoyah family, and we will miss him greatly. Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, players, students, colleagues and all who will be grieving this loss,” said Sequoyah Schools Athletic Director Marcus Crittenden.

Tanner served more than 35 years in education, including his time at Sequoyah.

Funeral services will be at Sequoyah High School new gym on May 4th, 2016, at 10:00 am.  There will be no classes on this date for Sequoyah Schools.
The Week of May 16, 2016

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