Aaron Meier, the longest-tenured head football coach at Catoosa in three decades, stepped down as the Indians’ coach on Monday. Meier will continue working for Catoosa Pubic Schools in an upper administration role.
Both Meier and athletic director Tony Martray confirmed Meier’s decision.
“It’s been a great 10 years,” Meier told Skordle. “And I’m looking forward to continuing working for the district.”
Meier took over as Catoosa’s head coach in 2009 after a three-year stint as head coach in Adair from 2005 to 2007. During his 10-year run as the Indians’ head coach, Catoosa went 71-42 while making the playoffs in nine of those seasons
In 2010 and 2011, Catoosa made semifinal runs in Class 4A. Wagoner ousted Catoosa in the 2010 semifinals, and Catoosa claimed the program’s fourth district title in 2011 by going 10-0 during the regular season before being eliminated from postseason play by Clinton in the 2011 semifinals.
The Indians posted an 8-3 record in 2018, Meier’s final season. Catoosa went 5-2 in District 4A-3 and lost to broken Bow in the first round of the playoffs.
2010: 10-3 (4A semifinal loss to Wagoner)
2011: 12-1 (4A semifinal loss to Clinton)*
*Won district championship