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Coach Keith Stephens Losses battle with Cancer

February 7, 2015 07:18 AM

From the Detroit FreePress ... 

Keith Stephens, who coached high school football for almost 35 years, died Friday after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer.

Stephens, who was 61, spent 24 years as head coach at Oak Park. He later coached at Pontiac Northern and Dearborn Heights Robichaud before taking the job at Southfield-Lathrup two seasons ago. He coached last season even after being diagnosed with cancer.

He was a past president of the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association.

Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at O.H. Pye Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Road, Detroit. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 123 Wesson St., Pontiac.


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