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 2, 2016

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Our 5A slow pitch softball regional tournament will be played on Thursday, April 28, starting at 1:00pm, at the Sequoyah High School field by the water tower. Our first game will be at 1:00 vs. Muldrow.

Click here for the regional tournament bracket.


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**SCHEDULE CHANGE**   The baseball game at Coweta that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, has been rescheduled due to forecasted severe weather.  If we advance beyond our district tournament, we will play at Coweta on Tuesday, May 3, at Coweta, at 4:30pm. It was originally scheduled as a home game. 


Lady Indians are 2016 District Champions! 

Sequoyah defeated Locust Grove 7-0 in game 1 and 9-7 in game 2 to earn another District Championship. 


Our district tournament will be at Keys beginning Thursday, April 28, at 4:00pm.  Game 2 will also be April 28 immediately following Game 1, at approximately 6:00pm.  If game 3 is needed, we will play it on Friday, April 29, at 4:00pm. 

Rain is expected off and on this week. Please follow our Twitter feed for possible schedule changes. 


The Sequoyah Powerlifting Team won the 3A State Championship in Norman on Friday, March 11!!!  Indian Iron put on a dominant display of strength to claim the 1st Powerlifting State Championship in school history!  Individual medalists: 2nd - Jake Sevier (123), 2nd - Justin Hooper (157), 2nd - Dakota Kahbeah (168), 5th - Logan Bush (168), and 5th - Tyler Barnett (198).

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