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Posted on: February 23, 2021 at 10:15:18 CT
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AARON FLETCHER
TITLE Cornerbacks Coach
EMAIL aaron-fletcher@utulsa.edu
PHONE 2393


Aaron Fletcher is in his sixth season as an assistant coach at The University of Tulsa, where he coaches cornerbacks. He joined the Golden Hurricane coaching staff on January 27, 2015.

Fletcher has been a part of two bowl teams with the Hurricane, including the 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl and the 2016 Miami Beach Bowl.

In 2019, Tulsa cornerbacks totaled 21 pass break-ups, while the Hurricane defense overall ranked 5th in the American Athletic Conference for pass defense. One of Fletcher’s cornerbacks, Reggie Robinson II led the AAC and ranked 6th nationally for passes defended (17), while he was second in the league and 17th in the NCAA for interceptions (4) in the 2019 season.

Robinson earned first-team all-conference honors and went on to play in the Senior Bowl game and received an invitation to the NFL Combine. He became Tulsa’s first NFL draft choice since 2011 and the highest since 2006 when the Dallas Cowboys drafted the hometown talent in the 4th round with the No. 123rd overall selection.

Tulsa’s secondary was vital in the Golden Hurricane defense ending the 2018 season with the nation’s 8th best pass defense, holding the opposition to 174.6 yards per game. Tulsa also led The American in pass defense and ranked 4th for defensive pass efficiency, as well as 41st nationally, in 2018. As a whole, the Tulsa defense held opponents to 120+ yards less in total offense than a year earlier.

Among his player’s exploits, a number of Pro Football Focus weekly honors have been bestowed on Hurricane cornerbacks during his tenure. In 2015, Kerwin Thomas ranked third in the AAC with 14 passes defended, while teammate Darrell Williams ranked 17th with seven. Thomas ranked among the AAC’s top-15 for passes defended a year later as well.

In addition, Fletcher has helped coach Tulsa’s special teams block unit to an NCAA top-15 final ranking for blocked kicks in each of the past two seasons, including 10th in 2018 and 14th in the 2019 campaign.

Before coming to Tulsa, Fletcher spent three years (2012-14) as an assistant coach at Houston Baptist University, where he was part of a coaching staff that instituted the football program at the school. The Huskies finished its 2013 developmental season with a 3-4 record before playing its first full season as an FCS member in 2014. Fletcher coached two all-conference defensive backs that season and led the recruiting efforts on nine of 22 signees in 2013 and 11 of 24 in the 2014 campaign.

Previously, Fletcher coached at three Dallas-area High Schools covering 2006 through 2011, including his most recent stop as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at David W. Carter High School. While there, he coordinated one of the Dallas-Fort Wort Worth Metroplex’s top defenses.

Before that, Fletcher spent time at Desoto and Lancaster High Schools as defensive pass game coordinator and was regarded as the top developer of high school defensive backs in the country. In 2008, Fletcher’s secondary corps for the Lancaster Tigers earned the billing of the nation’s best secondary by several publications, coaching two All-Americans and four all-state players among various other honors. Four of his players were named Texas’ top-100 recruits in 2008.

Fletcher began his coaching career in 2001 as an assistant coach at Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Austin.

Notable players coached by Fletcher include Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (Desoto HS), former Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears defensive back Demontre Hurst (Lancaster HS) and Chris Houston (LBJ HS), a second-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons, who also played for the Detroit Lions.

Fletcher attended Ranger Junior College for two years (1995-96), and as a cornerback earned Team Defensive MVP honors and all-conference accolades. He then moved to Texas A&M-Commerce and started at cornerback. In 1999, Fletcher was rated as one of the top-20 defensive secondary draft-eligible prospects and participated in the NFL Pre-Draft Camp.

He received his degree in health education from Texas A&M-Commerce in 2003.

Fletcher played in the National Indoor Football League for the Austin Knights in 2001 and the Arena Football League with the Laredo Law Football Club in 2004.

An active member of his community, Fletcher founded “3 and Out Productions”, to enhance community and student relationships through sports camps and clinics in East Austin. In his career, Fletcher has also been involved with Boys and Girls Club, served as youth minister at Disciples of Faith in Commerce and was an active member of The Potter’s House, a men’s ministry in Dallas.

A native of Austin, Texas, Fletcher and his wife, Tanzania, have two daughters: Anaiya and Taylor, and one son, Aaron Jr.


Alma Mater: Texas A&M-Commerce ‘03
Birthdate: July 13, 1977
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Playing Experience: Two-year starter as a cornerback in college.

Bowl Games as a Coach
2015 Camping World Independence Bowl (Tulsa)
2016 Miami Beach Bowl (Tulsa)
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Aaron Fletcher new DB's coach - TigerMook MU - 2/23 09:41:44
     He has deep TX roots, nm - MU-TULSA MU - 2/23 13:39:42
     RE: Aaron Fletcher new DB's coach - eatatjoes MU - 2/23 10:15:18
          Attended same JUCO as Jordan Geist. That seals the deal - Lt. J. Dangle MU - 2/23 11:55:54
          Sounds like he can recruit Texas...works for me. Nm - BandG MU - 2/23 10:35:14
               I have to think that recruiting was at the top of the list - eatatjoes MU - 2/23 10:36:56
          and it's A-Aron. Pronouncing it with just one A is wrong(nm) - eatatjoes MU - 2/23 10:16:57
               Okay e-at-joes. Whatever you say. - Deputy Dawg MU - 2/23 14:29:50
                    Here you go dawg - eatatjoes MU - 2/23 14:53:18
               I thought it was pronounced coach :) nm - Guinny_Ire MU - 2/23 10:19:42
                    Coach A-aron if you please(nm) - eatatjoes MU - 2/23 10:21:02
     Tulsa has had a really strong defense the last couple years(nm) - MizzouAstro MU - 2/23 10:08:52
     RE: Aaron Fletcher new DB's coach - tigerick MU - 2/23 09:57:06
     anybody know if Tulsa's corners turn for the ball?(nm) - Fire Marshall Bill MU - 2/23 09:43:14
          yes, but they also play 15 yards off the line(nm) - dangertim MU - 2/23 10:40:33
               only on 3rd and 12(nm) - Fire Marshall Bill MU - 2/23 10:42:23
                    You mean on 3rd and 4 - alwaysright MU - 2/23 14:37:08
                         who you talking about?(nm) - Fire Marshall Bill MU - 2/23 14:51:36
          May have been a Tulsa DB that turned on sooner wr - eatatjoes MU - 2/23 10:09:32
          RE: anybody know if Tulsa's corners turn for the ball?(nm) - sarasotatiger MU - 2/23 09:59:00




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