Tulsa World Editorial: Former Jenks Excessive College coach Allan Trimble was a task mannequin for all times and dying editorials
Trimble died on Sunday after a public battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 56 years old.
A celebration of his life is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University.
The Trimble Trojans list was impressive. He sent stars to high profile college teams and even the professionals.
We were touched to read about Darwin Thompson’s first NFL touchdown, which the former Jenks scored for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
After the game, Thompson learned of Trimble’s death.
“He taught me how to win,” Thompson said, according to the Kansas City Star. “This is where my foundation began – how to win, how to grind, how to work hard. Ultimately, it helped me get to where I am today. “
Since Trimble’s life was not determined by the trophies, his range was not limited to the stars. Football is ultimately a team sport and relies on the commitment of every player. Trimble is unmatched in its ability to direct all of these forces toward one worthy goal, victory with grace.
Even after Lou Gehrig’s illness pushed him off the sidelines, Trimble continued his life lessons. His courage and trust in the face of insurmountable challenges were a role model for all of us.