San Antonio - Trinity Director of Athletics Bob King has announced that former Tiger All-American Jerheme Urban has joined the full-time football coaching staff as the team's Offensive Coordinator.
Following his graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Composite Social Studies from Trinity in 2003, Urban went on to play in the National Football League for nine seasons. He was on Super Bowl teams with the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, catching one pass for 18 yards in Super Bowl XLIII. During his career in the NFL, Urban had 91 receptions for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns.
"For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed coming back and being a part of the Trinity athletics family that was 'home' to me during my college years," said Urban. "Whether it was volunteering as an assistant track coach, helping athletes in the weight room, trying to mentor students, and especially as a coach last season, I always hoped that an opportunity like this would open up. While change can bring challenges, it also brings with it new opportunities. This is both a career change and opportunity that I felt I could not pass up at this point in time. I thoroughly look forward to the season ahead, and I am excited about working with our coaches and players to be the best team we can be moving forward."
While at Trinity, Urban was a standout student-athlete in both football and track & field. He was the first player in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference history to earn Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year honors for four consecutive seasons. He holds Tiger track & field records in the 400 meters, 4x400 meter relay, and the triple jump.
On the gridiron, Urban was a three-time All-SCAC honoree, and was named an All-American by both D3Football.com (First Team) and the Football Gazette (Second Team) in 2002. He holds Trinity football records for career touchdowns scored and receiving touchdowns (tied), and single season records for total touchdowns and touchdown receptions.
Trinity advanced to the NCAA Playoffs each of the four seasons in which Urban played with the Tigers (1999-02), culminating in an appearance in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl (Division III Championship) in 2002.
Prior to Trinity, Urban was also a three-sport standout in football, soccer, and track & field for Stroman High School in Victoria, Texas.
Coach Urban and his wife Emily - also a 2003 Trinity grad and Trinity track & field student-athlete - have a daughter, Liesl.