COMMERCE — Logan Cawyer has returned home.

An Oklahoma Coaches Association all-stater at Commerce, he’s back in blue as an assistant coach on the Tiger staff.

He coaches wide receivers and also is co-offensive coordinator with head coach Steve Moss.

“It feels good to be back home,” said Cawyer, who has been recognized as the best coach in the News-Record’s “Best of the Best” promotion.

“That’s a cool deal. It’s good to be recognized,” said Cawyer, a 2006 graduate at CHS.

Following a redshirt year, he played at Tulsa in 2007-08 then finished up at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah in 2009-10.

He broke into the coaching profession at NSU, spending two seasons as a graduate assistant with the RiverHawks, then coached running backs at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in 2013-14.

He was an assistant coach at Miami High School in 2015-16.

“It’s a bunch of people you already know and have a relationship with, so it was hard to pass up,” Cawyer said.

The Tigers will be out to improve on a 9-4 showing in 2017.

They defeated Salina and Valliant before falling to Washington in the Class 2A semifinals.

CHS is dropping down to Class A for the next two seasons.

“We have 12 or 13 seniors coming back,” Logan Cawyer said. “We have a real good group of kids. We just have to piece it all together.”

While he would like to coach again on the college level, he’s perfectly content to be at Commerce.

“I would always like to go back to college, but being at Commerce is something I always dreamed about when I was younger and my dad was there,” Cawyer said.

His father, Chris, was an assistant at CHS for almost 20 years during two stints.

He’s currently heading into his second season as head coach at Quapaw.

“It’s kinda been a lifelong dream (to return to the sidelines at CHS),” Logan Cawyer said.

He was a four-year starter at linebacker for Rick Trimble. Cawyer also started three years at tight end.

The Tigers were a combined 46-6 during his high school career.

He also lettered four times in track and basketball and three in baseball.