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Allan Trimble Wins 2017 AFCA Power Of Influence Award, Presented By TeamSnap
Jenks (Okla.) High School head coach Allan Trimble has been named the recipient of the 2017 Power of Influence Award, presented by TeamSnap. Trimble was nominated by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. Presented jointly by the American Football Coaches Association® and the American Football Coaches Foundation®, the award will be given to Trimble at the 2018 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Power of Influence award was created as a way for the AFCA® and AFCF® to honor a deserving high school football coach. Coaches who receive this award are recognized for their impact on their team and players, as well as the legacy they leave with the school and surrounding community. This award is not based on wins and losses; however, it should be noted that coaches of powerful influence have longevity and success. This is the first AFCA award specifically designed to honor a high school coach.
“Being selected by the AFCA as the 2017 Power of Influence Award winner is a humbling and life changing experience for me and my family, especially when I reflect on the number of great coaches and players who I’ve had the privilege to work alongside during my career,” Trimble said. “Looking back, I pray that lives were influenced in a positive way and this mentorship process continues to grow and reciprocate. Football is the greatest classroom a young man can participate in.”
To say that Allan Trimble has built a football powerhouse at Jenks High School is an understatement. In his 21-plus years as the head coach, Trimble has guided the Trojans to 13 6A state championships (an Oklahoma 6A record), four 6A runner-up finishes and 16 District championships. He has an overall record of 251-40 and produced an Oklahoma 6A record of 39 straight wins from 1999 to 2002. In his first six seasons as the head coach, Jenks won six straight state championships, which is another Oklahoma 6A record, to go along with 25 consecutive playoff victories, also a 6A record.
Trimble started his coaching career in 1987 as the inside linebacker coach at Owasso (Okla.) High School. He added the title of tight ends coach, then defensive coordinator, before leaving to join Jenks as secondary coordinator in 1990. Trimble became the Trojans offensive line coach in 1991, then was named offensive coordinator in 1993 before taking