Legendary Oklahoma high school football coach Allan Trimble passes away after battle with ALS

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For the second time in less than a week, America has lost a legendary high school football coach. On Monday, former Jenks High School (Oklahoma) head coach Allan Trimble passed away, three-and-a-half years after announcing his ALS diagnosis. Coach Trimble was 56.

In 22 seasons as Jenks’ head coach, he amassed an incredible record of 242-41 with 13 state championships.

How beloved is Trimble? Both Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma head coach, and Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State head coach, tweeted their condolences about his passing.

On Saturday, Jenks will play Owasso, ranked No. 43 in the High School Football America 100, in Oklahoma’s Class 6A-I state championship game.

On Thanksgiving, John McKissick passed away at the age of 93. McKissick is America’s all-time coaching wins leader with 621.

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