James P. Trent, (Coach Trent) respected educator, Schenley coach dies

James P. Trent, (Coach Trent) resident of Monroeville, PA went to be with his Eternal Father on Friday, December 18, 2020, surrounded by his family and loved ones at home.

He is survived by his wife Helen M. (Palmer) of 18 years. Fondly called “Trent” by his family and friends.

Jim was a member of Bidwell Presbyterian Church and joined Covenant Church of Pittsburgh.

Jim grew up in the community of Beltzhoover, was a South Hills graduate, received a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University, played football for the Nittany Lions and remained a passionate fan.

He was also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Jim also received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked for the Board of Education as a physical education teacher and a respected football coach.

After 35 years, Jim retired from Schenley High School and devoted his time to his family.

He received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his contributions to the fields of football, basketball, and track. He will be sadly missed by a host of family, friends, coaches and athletes.

Jim enjoyed golfing, classic movies, listening to jazz and reading mysteries. In addition, he had a passion for cooking and always enjoyed a hearty meal.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation and service will be private.

However, family and friends are invited to view his funeral service virtually on Wednesday, December 23rd, at 11:30 a.m. Simply access this link to view: https://www.facebook.com/jared.palmer.9461/

In lieu of flowers, your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Please send condolences to www.rosefuneralhomeinc.com and comfort cards to the Trent family, 396 Glenwood Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146.

A memorial service will be announced to celebrate his life at a later date.

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