Jerheme Urban became the Trinity Tigers head football coach on Nov. 21, 2013. Coach Urban, a 2003 Trinity graduate, had served as an assistant for two seasons. In 2013, Coach Urban was offensive coordinator, and the previous year he mentored the defensive backs.He was a National Football League player for nine seasons, after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in English and history.Coach Urban played with the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs during his career. A talented receiver, Coach Urban snagged 91 passes for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns as an NFL player.During his Trinity days, Coach Urban was a versatile student-athlete, excelling in football and track and field.He holds Trinity records in career touchdowns scored, career receiving touchdowns (tied), single-season receiving touchdowns, and single-season TD receptions. Coach Urban is also ranked second in career receiving yards, career points scored, and career kickoff returns.
Coach Urban was a three-time All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, and was elected to All-America Teams by D3Football.com (First Team) and theFootball Gazette (Second Team).He was a key player on the 2002 Trinity football team which made it all the way to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl (the NCAA Division III Championship game).On the track, Coach Urban was named the SCAC Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year – four straight times – from 2000-2003. It marked the first time in conference history a SCAC athlete achieved that feat. He is also a Trinity record-holder in the 400 meters, 4×400-meter relay, and the triple jump.A native of Victoria, Texas, Coach Urban attended Stroman High School. Coach Urban and his wife, Emily (Goodwin) – a former Trinity track and field standout and 2003 graduate – have a daughter, Liesl, and two sons, Luke and Barrett.