Jerheme Urban is in his sixth season at the helm of the Trinity Tigers football team. The former Trinity All-American will also coach the Tiger quarterbacks.
Coach Urban was appointed head coach of the Tigers in November 2013 and has chalked up a record of 30-20 (.600) over the last five seasons. He stands at 11-5 (.688) in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), which Trinity joined prior to the 2017 campaign. Thirty-two players earned All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) honors from 2014-2016 under Coach Urban’s leadership, while 16 Tigers have received All-SAA kudos over the past two seasons. A Trinity player has also been elected SCAC Defensive Player of the Year on two occasions.
Seven Trinity players have been elected to post-season All-America teams during Coach Urban’s tenure. Six were selected for the All-South Region Team, and three were designated as Freshman All-Stars.
Coach Urban joined the Trinity staff as an assistant coach in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He was promoted to head coach following the retirement of head coach Steve Mohr, who held the position for 24 years.
After graduation from Trinity in 2003, Coach Urban began a nine-year career in the National Football League. The talented wide receiver played for the Seattle Seahawks; Arizona Cardinals, including the 2008 Super Bowl team; and Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Urban amassed 91 receptions for 1,256 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.
Coach Urban was a versatile student-athlete at Trinity from 1999-2003, competing in football and track & field. He earned D3football.com All-America First Team honors and was elected to the Football Gazette All-America Second Team. Coach Urban also was tabbed for the All-SCAC Team. He was a key contributor on the 2002 Tiger team, which advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship Game.
In Trinity football record books, Coach Urban leads in most touchdowns scored. He also holds single-season records are in all-purpose yards, most touchdowns, and most touchdowns scored.
Coach Urban had the distinction of being named the SCAC Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year from 2000-2003. His “four-peat” was the first in conference history. Coach Urban is still Trinity’s record-holder in the triple jump and held the top slot in the 400 meters. He was tied for the 100 meters record and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. The 100 and 4x400 relay records were broken in the 2019 season. Coach Urban and his 4x400 relay teammates qualified for the 2000 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships, and he was an individual entrant in the 2002 NCAA Outdoor 400-meter hurdles event.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in social studies composite with a focus in history in 2003. During his college days, Coach Urban met his future wife, the former Emily Goodwin, a 2003 Trinity graduate and track & field standout. The couple married in 2006 and have a daughter, Liesl, and twin sons, Luke and Barrett.
Coach Urban will be inducted into the Trinity University Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on October 5. The induction ceremony will be held at halftime of the Tigers home football game with Austin (TX) College, which kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.
Coach Urban is a native of 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.