Jenks football coach Allan Trimble won’t retire after all

Football coach Allan Trimble – one of the most successful coaches in state history – is not retiring after 20 years and 13 state championships with Jenks.

Trimble had announced earlier this month that he was retiring. Trimble said an outpouring of support made him change his mind. Trimble said that he plans to stay at Jenks for the foreseeable future. Trimble’s overall record was 224-35. Jenks has won the last four state titles. Trimble became coach at Jenks in 1996 and won the state title in his first six seasons.

“When I made the decision to retire, I felt the timing was right,” Trimble said in a statement. “However, over the last several days, I realized the team, the coaches, and this entire program simply mean too much to me to walk away.

“ I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue to coach at Jenks and I truly appreciate the support of my family, Jenks Public Schools administration, and the entire community. I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support and the reminder of why I came to Jenks 20 years ago.

“This is truly a family and I am grateful to stay at home.