Coach Mike Jarvis
Coach Mike Jarvis is a legendary basketball coach, author, and speaker.
In his first head coaching position at his Alma Mata, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, where he taught Physical Education, he led his high school basketball teams to three consecutive Division I state championships with an almost perfect record of 77-1 while coaching and mentoring future Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. In 1981 Coach Jarvis led Michael Jordan and his East squad to a 96-95 victory in the McDonald’s All-American game.
In 25 years as a Division 1 Head Basketball coach, Mike guided Boston University, the George Washington, St. John’s, and Florida Atlantic to 14 post-season tournaments, two trips to the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight during March Madness.
In 1993, Mike Jarvis Sr. and Jr. made Division I basketball history when they became the game’s first African American father-son coaching team. Later that same year, Coach Jarvis served as the head coach and led the USA 22 & under the World Championship section in Valladolid, Spain.
In 1997, Coach Jarvis was elected President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. (NABC) The following year was named ‘National Coach of the Year’ by the Black Coaches Association and ‘Father of the Year’ by Ebony magazine.
Coach Jarvis ended his high school and collegiate coaching career with an overall head coaching record of 684–351. and is the only coach to win 100+ games as a high school coach and 100+ games at three different colleges.
Coach Jarvis has written three books,” Skills for Life,” “Everybody Needs a Head Coach,” and “The Seven C’s of Leadership” and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, where he teaches Leadership and Life Skills.
At present Coach, Jarvis serves on the (National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Foundation board of directors and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s ministry advisory board.