Coach Harvey graduated from Lexington High School in 2002. He was a multi-sport athlete, having a successful high school career in football, basketball, track, and baseball. Jake earned a football scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he played for the Lopers until his career ended with an injury. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in education in 2008, and began his career teaching and coaching at Millard North High School, where he served as an assistant varsity football and basketball coach. The next stop in Jake’s career was at Grand Island High School, where he taught and coached football under Islander Head Coach, Jeff Tomlin. During that two year stint, Jake also served as an assistant coach for the Nebraska Danger Indoor Football Team.
Lexington High School was fortunate to hire Coach Harvey as a PE teacher and assistant football and basketball coach in 2011. He was named the offensive coordinator for the football team in 2020 and served in that position for three years. During Jake’s 14 years in education, he has coached football, basketball, and baseball.
We are pleased that our football program will build on the tradition that was established by our previous coaches, and fully expect Coach Harvey to excel as our new leader. His knowledge of football is outstanding. Coach Harvey possesses a unique passion for the game of football, and there is no doubt that he will help his players succeed on and off the field. Coach Harvey will continue to teach PE at Lexington High School, as he has for the past 12 years. He is married to Zulema (Reyes) Harvey, who also is an employee of Lexington Public Schools.