Jenks has hired Justin Timmerman as its new head baseball coach, replacing Jeff Owens, who stepped aside after one season as interim coach.
Timmerman has 16 years of coaching experience at the high school and college levels. He coached Sperry for the past six years, going 117-70 with five district titles.
“I am extremely excited to be the next head baseball coach at Jenks High School,” Timmerman stated. “This has been a dream come true for me and my family. Jenks Baseball has a rich tradition of academic and athletic excellence. I look forward to building upon that legacy.”
He thanked superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield, athletic director Tony Dillingham, assistant athletic director Davie Beiler and high school principal David Beiler “and the entire administrative team at Jenks for this wonderful opportunity.”
Owens, a longtime Trojans baseball assistant, took over the program last fall when former head coach Danny Morgan stepped down and guided the Trojans into the 6A semifinals in 2019. He has decided to return to an assistant’s role, Dillingham said.
“We are pleased to add a staff member of coach Timmerman’s caliber to an already-strong district coaching staff,” Dillingham said. “We look forward to years of continued success under his leadership.”
Timmerman graduated from Northeastern State University and began his coaching career at Chouteau in 1999. He also made stops at Ponca City, served as an Oral Roberts University assistant for two year and was head coach at Globe Institute of Technology, a junior college program in New York City.
Before returning to Oklahoma, he was head coach at Boca Raton (Florida) Community High School for three years. He has winning records in 12 of his 14 seasons as a head coach.
Timmerman and wife, Holly, have a son (Jackson, 6) and a daughter (Addison, 3).