Legendary Jenks football coach, Allan Trimble, passes away
Allan Trimble, the greatest coach in Oklahoma high school football history, passed away Sunday morning following a multi-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, according to a social media post from Jenks Public Schools.
Trimble was the head football coach at Jenks High School for 22 seasons and won 13 Class 6A and 6A-1 state championships while leading the Trojans.
Jenks Public Schools released this statement following Trimble’s passing:
“After his courageous fight against ALS, our dear friend Allan Trimble passed away peacefully this morning at St. Francis hospital. He was surrounded by his family. His legacy of faith, family, and football will never be forgotten.”
Trimble was named the head football coach at Jenks in April of 1996 and had an overall record of 242-41. On top of the 13 state championships, he led the Trojans to 17 district titles.
Trimble was born Aug. 14, 1963 and graduated from Cleveland High School and Northeastern State University. He started his coaching career as Owasso’s linebacker’s coach in 1987 and then moved to Jenks in 1990 as an assistant and was named offensive coordinator for the Trojans in 1993.
Trimble received the 2017 Power of Influence Award from the American Football Coaches Association and in 2018, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Trimble leaves behind two daughters (Tylar and Tori) and wife Courtney. He was 56.
The Jenks Tribune will have more on Trimble this week, both on www.jenkstribune.com and in this week’s printed edition.