Former Trinity All-American Jerheme Urban is in his fifth season as head coach of the Tigers football team. He will also coach Trinity’s quarterbacks this year.
Since his appointment to the head position in November 2013, Coach Urban has chalked up a 23-17 record (.575) over the last four seasons. A total of 34 of his players have received all-conference honors. Thirty-two players earned All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) honors from 2014-2016 and seven garnered All-Southern Athletic Association (SAA) kudos in the 2017 campaign. Five of those players were standouts in Trinity’s SCAC era.
Seven Tigers can claim postseason All-America honors during Coach Urban’s tenure. Six have been elected to the All-South Region Team and three were tabbed as Freshman All-Stars. A Trinity player was named the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year on two occasions.
Coach Urban served as an assistant coach at Trinity during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the latter of which he had the assignment of offensive coordinator. He was promoted to head coach following the retirement of Steve Mohr, who had skippered the Tigers for 24 years.
The talented Coach Urban was a nine-year veteran of the National Football League. During his NFL career, the adroit wide receiver played for the Seattle Seahawks; the Arizona Cardinals, including the 2008 Super Bowl team; and Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Urban snagged 91 receptions in his career for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns.
Coach Urban was a standout student-athlete at Trinity from 1999-2003, excelling in both football and track & field. He was a D3football.com First Team All-American, a Football Gazette Second Team honoree, and a three-time All-SCAC recipient. Coach Urban was a key player on the 2002 Trinity team which advanced to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III Championship game. In Trinity’s football record books Coach Urban is the career leader in touchdowns scored and single-season touchdown receptions. He is second on the all-time list in career and single-season receiving yards.
Coach Urban was named the SCAC Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year four consecutive times from 2000-2003. His “four-peat” was the first in conference history. Coach Urban holds school individual records in the 400 meters and triple jump, along with his teammates in the 4x400-meter relay. The quartet qualified for the 2000 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and Coach Urban was an individual competitor in the 2002 Outdoor 400-meter hurdles event.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history from Trinity in 2003. Shortly after graduation Coach Urban signed his first NFL contact.
It was during Coach Urban’s time at Trinity that he met his future wife, the former Emily Goodwin, a 2003 graduate and Tiger track & field standout. The couple married in July 2006, and have a daughter, Liesl, and twin sons, Luke and Barrett.
Coach Urban hails from Victoria, Texas, and is a graduate of the former Stroman High School.
In his spare time, Coach Urban also enjoys his status as an amateur barber.
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