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.
Our hearts are heavy.— Jenks Public Schools (@jenksps) December 1, 2019
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.
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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.
God Bless Allan Trimble and his family…absolute legend in our field…will be missed- https://t.co/JA6VOroVl8— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) December 1, 2019
We lost a good coach today and an even better man! pic.twitter.com/hod8zxrpeX— Mike Gundy 🇨🇦🤠 (@CoachGundy) December 1, 2019
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.