Congratulations to Coach Allan Trimble of Jenks High School on your retirement!
“I grew up 100 yards north of Jenks High School. My father’s family all graduated from Jenks as did my sisters and cousins. I considered myself as ‘Jenks’ as it could get. And that meant playing football.
When Coach Trimble took over the head coaching job of the Varsity Football program my senior year, I knew we would be successful. I knew because he had his life’s priorities in order. And he wanted us to have them in order as well. Many people might not believe this, but football was not Coach Trimble’s top priority, and he didn’t want it to be for us either.
I will always carry with me the lessons I learned from football. But that lesson on priorities stands out. In one of our first team meetings after taking over, Coach asked us to list our top 4 or 5 priorities. Many answers were given, and most guys had football, school, faith, and family in some order. Coach Trimble impressed upon us that we should strive to make family, faith, and academics priorities. Football would be the privilege we could enjoy by taking care of the others.
It goes without saying that success in life stems from having our priorities in order, and Coach Trimble proved that over the span of his Hall of Fame career. I would like to send my thanks to him and his family for giving so much to our community. Your leadership has been a blessing to us all, and will continue to impact generations of young men and women well into the future.” -J. Scott Reid, MD, MAJ, MC, USA, Tulsa Bone and Joint