Services set for longtime King coach Dale Harvel

David Goricki
The Detroit News
Dale Harvel talks to reporters following a King win last season.

Detroit — Funeral services for Detroit King head coach Dale Harvel is set for Saturday at Second Ebenezer Baptist Church located at 14601 Dequindre Road.

The Family Hour will begin at 10 a.m. with services to follow at 11, according to King assistant coach Terel Patrick.

There will be a viewing from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Clora Funeral Home located at 5801 E. 7 Mile Road in Detroit.

On Thursday night, there will be a bowling fundraiser for the Harvel family from 7-10 p.m. at Bronco Lanes Bowling Alley at 22323 Ryan Road in Warren. Three games of bowling with shoes cost $12.

Detroit King football coaching legend Harvel dies

Harvel, 57, died Friday night following an apparent heart attack suffered at King High School while his team performed in a 7-on-7 passing competition. He was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Harvel coached at King the last 30 years. He was defensive coordinator on King’s state championship team in 2007, then took over as head coach the following year.

While Harvel will be most remembered for guiding the Crusaders to a 14-0 record last season which concluded with a 40-38 Division 2 state championship win over Lowell following Armani Posey’s 39-yard TD toss to Donnie Corley on the game’s final play, he will be most remembered for guiding dozens of young men on and off the field.