- Legendary former coach Allan Trimble died peacefully Sunday morning at St. Francis Hospital, according to a press release from Jenks public schools. He was 56 years old.
JENKS, Okla. - Quick Facts: — Trimble was diagnosed with ALS in 2016.
ALS is a progressive disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.
A native of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Trimble began his coaching career in 1987 as a linebacker coach at Owasso High School. After joining the Jenks coaching staff in 1990, Trimble was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1993 before being named head coach in 1996.
Trimble led Jenks to 13 state titles in 22 seasons. He retired from the Trojans in April 2018 as he continued his battle with ALS. e lived out his final years investing his energy in the Trimble Strong Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming people and communities both locally, and around the world.
The Jenks superintendent releases a statement:
At the time of his retirement, Trimble was the most successful high school football coach in Oklahoma history. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
In August 2017, the home of the Trojans, was officially re-named, Allan Trimble Stadium. One month later, Jenks Public Schools and the City of Jenks dedicated a section of B Street, which runs through the Jenks High School campus, as Allan Trimble Way.
Jenks High School site principal released a comment
In addition to being honored four times as the Tulsa World Coach of the Year and being inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015, Trimble’s long list of national accolades includes Sporting News National Coach of the Year, Russell Athletic National Coach of the Year, USA Today National "Most Caring Coach" Award, and the 2017 American Football Coaches Association Power of Influence Award.
Trimble is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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