Jenks High School football head coach Allan Trimble is one of 50 up for the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach Award. The deadline for voting is noon on Monday, October 17, 2016.
All 50 coaches were nominated across the nation and chosen by a panel of judges for making an impact not only on their players but also their communities.
The Oklahoma legend was diagnosed with ALS this year, a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. After announcing his retirement, he had a change of heart and decided to continue coaching while undergoing a management program.
“Jenks is home, and it's more than a job,” he said after announcing his decision to remain on the sidelines.
The hall of fame coach is in his 21st season as Jenks’ head man in charge and holds a state record 13 championships while racking up over 230 wins.
All while battling a devastating disease, Trimble hasn’t missed a beat.
And as for how long he will work before he plans to really retire, he says there’s no timeline.
Berryhill head coach Pat Harper is also up for the award.
Harper is just as dedicated in the classroom as he is on the field, always reminding his students to “just do the right thing.” A couple years ago, Harper and his wife took in a few children that had been displaced from their home until the parents could get back on their feet.
Currently, Trimble ranks No. 1 in the poll and Harper ranks No. 29.
To vote, visit the following link: Top 50 Most Valuable Coaches