Jenks High School Football Coach
Allan Trimble won more state high school football championships in 22 seasons at Jenks than any head coach in Oklahoma history. However, his first state title as a head coach was with the Jenks girls track team in 1995.
He was born Aug. 14, 1963, and a graduate of Cleveland High School and Northeastern State. After starting his career as Owasso’s linebackers’ coach in 1987, Trimble moved to Jenks as an assistant in 1990 and was named offensive coordinator in 1993, helping the Trojans win a state title that season. He led the Trojans to Class 6A state titles in his first six seasons as head coach.
Trimble had a 242-41 overall record and his Jenks teams made 17 state finals appearances. The Trojans only missed reaching the semifinals of the state’s largest classification twice under him, losing earlier in the playoffs on each occasion.
Trimble received the 2017 Power of Influence Award from the American Football Coaches Association. In 2018, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and was No. 15 on MaxPreps’ 50 Greatest High School Football Coaches of All-Time.
Since 2016 he battled ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which caused his death on December 1, 2019. He was 56.
In August 2017, the home of the Trojans was officially re-named Allan Trimble Stadium.
Don King, Jenks Trojans football play-by-play broadcaster, conducted this interview with Coach Allen Trimble in April 2018 for Cox Communications. The recording was never released until now on VoicesofOklahoma.com.
Interview with Allan Trimble
Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Date Created: April 2018
Date Published: July 22, 2020
Notes: Don King, Jenks Trojans football play-by-play broadcaster, conducted this interview with Coach Allen Trimble in April 2018 for Cox Communications. The recording was not released until July 2020 on VoicesofOklahoma.com
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