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Legendary coach Allan Trimble dies after battle with ALS

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Coach Allan Trimble{ } (KTUL file)

Legendary coach Allan Trimble passed away Sunday morning. He was 56 years old.

Jenks Public Schools posted about his life and legacy on their Facebook page.

The district said he died peacefully and was surrounded by family.

Trimble wore so many different hats, including husband, father, and football coach.

He is survived by his survived wife, Courtney, and his two daughters, Tylar Isenberg and Tori Trimble.

Last year, Coach Trimble left the field to battle ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

“We are so deeply saddened by the passing of Allan Trimble,” Dr. Stacey Butterfield, superintendent of Jenks Public Schools, said in a news release. “Our hearts are with his family and we offer them our most sincere condolences. Allan will certainly be remembered for what he accomplished on the football field, but his legacy is in the lives of the student-athletes he mentored and all those he impacted with his example of humility, service, and courage. He lifted up everyone around him and he will be greatly missed by so many in our community.”

Trimble won 13 state championships for Jenks and put the town on the map.

A native of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Trimble began his coaching career in 1987 as a linebacker coach at Owasso High School. After joining the Jenks coaching staff in 1990, Trimble was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1993 before being named head coach in 1996.

Jenks Public Schools will be holding a news conference this afternoon.

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