Jenks coach Allan Trimble makes emotional retirement speech

Head coach Trimble officially announces his retirement from Jenks

QUICK FACTS:

  • Jenks school officials confirm Allan Trimble is retiring as football head coach after 22 seasons
  • Trimble talked to the media about his decision on Thursday
  • His last day is anticipated to be June 30th.
  • Trimble has been battling ALS since July of 2016, as FOX23 has reported
  • Jenks officials said the search is on for a new football coach
  • In his 22 seasons as the head man, Trimble led Jenks to a 242-41 record and 13 state titles
  • Since his ALS diagnosis, Trimble has helped create the Trimble Strong Foundation. You can donate to it by clicking here.

Trimble made the emotional announcement on Thursday.

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Jenks coach announces retirement

Allan Trimble is announcing his retirement: http://bit.ly/2HrYYbj

Posted by FOX23 News on Thursday, April 12, 2018

FOX23 was there for Trimble's final post-game speech:

Allan Trimble Post Game Speech

Listen to Allan Trimble's speech for @JenksFootball after losing today's semifinal game. @coachtrim55 had a lot to be proud of from the Trojans. If this was his final game as #Jenks head coach, what a career and what a team. #OKpreps #TrimbleStrong

Posted by Jeff Kolb FOX4 on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jenks Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield released this statement about Trimble's retirement:

"The legacy Allan Trimble is leaving stretches far beyond the football field. Although his name will always be associated with winning, his most important work was done by positively impacting the lives of his players and setting an incredible example of humility, courage, and perseverance. He has been an inspiration to our entire community, and the number of lives he has touched with his kindness and generosity is simply remarkable."
Trimble will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in August. He released this statement through Jenks Public Schools:
"I have been incredibly blessed. There is no other place like Jenks, and I am so thankful to my family, my players, my coaches, and our entire community for the support and love they have given to me over all these years. Stepping away from this program is not easy, but I know it is the right time. Jenks is home and it will always be home,/ It is hard for me to put into words what this community has meant to me and my family, but right now, I know this program needs someone who is more capable of giving the time and energy our players deserve. I look forward to watching this team accomplish great things in the future."