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|Maggie Trimble |
From 1951 to 1982, Margaret Trimble influenced the rise of women’s scholastic athletics in the state of Washington. Born in Blaine, Maggie began her career at a time when women were afforded few athletic opportunities. As a coach at Auburn High School, she established herself in coed sports and her PE classes, clubs, camps, and invitational events became a staging ground for the development of women’s athletics.
Maggie established the first-time women’s programs in tennis and gymnastics at Auburn High School. She also coached tennis, swimming, cheerleading, and boys track. Not only a coach, Maggie also worked as a physical education, health, and biology teacher.
She has continued to coach after her retirement and still finds time to supervise at district track meets, football games, and boys and girls swimming meets.
Her honors include the following:
- 1968 Served as the president of the Washington High School Gymnastics Association
- 1981 Washington State Gymnastics Coach of the Year
- 1986 Charter member of the Washington State Gymnastics Hall of Fame
- 1999 Washington State Gymnastics Coaches Association Hall of Fame