Meisner named interim football coach at Pueblo East

CHSAA 3A State Football Championship

Pueblo East has a new football coach for the 2015 season. (Mark Adams)

Lee Meisner has been named the interim football coach at Pueblo East. He will coach the team during the 2015 season.

The news was announced in a press release from Pueblo City Schools on Monday morning. Meisner takes over for David Ramirez, who resigned last week. Ramirez led Pueblo East to the Class 3A championship last fall.

"We have built a quality program and the most important thing is bringing stability to our student-athletes just as soon as possible," Pueblo East principal Patrick Krumholz said in a statement. "Coach Meisner provides that for us. He is a great young man who is a great role model for our kids. He excelled on the field and in the classroom, which is the goal for each of our student-athletes."

Meisner was an assistant at Pueblo East last season. He graduated from Sterling in 2008, and then went on to play four years at CSU-Pueblo.

East moved quickly in making the hire. According to the release, athletic director Mike Bayer wanted to make a move prior to spring practice and summer workouts.

"There are a lot of great kids at East," Bayer said in the release. "We want to make sure they have the opportunity to stay competitive and build on the success we have had the past several years."

According to the release, Pueblo East "will begin a search for a permanent replacement after the 2015 football season."

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