Jenks head football coach 'withdraws retirement'

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2019-12-03 14:37:50-05

JENKS, Okla. – After announcing his retirement on June 4, Jenks Public Schools says its head coach is here to stay.

In a statement sent by Jenks Public Schools, Allan Trimble says he is withdrawing his retirement.

Trimble initially announced his retirement after twenty years as the high school football head coach but in a statement sent Tuesday he says he feels like the "team, coaches and [the] entire program" meant too much to him to leave behind. 

Jenks Public Schools sent a statement saying Trimble's announcement was a pleasant surprise. A statement sent by the schools said, "In expressing his desire to stay, it is clear Coach Trimble still possesses a great passion for our players and Jenks Trojan Football."

Read the statement from Coach Trimble below.

After careful consideration and serious reflection, I have decided to withdraw my retirement and stay at Jenks Public Schools as the head coach of the Trojan football program. When I made the decision to retire, I felt the timing was right. 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.