The Head Coach BIO

Head Coach Tour!


May 17, 2016 - Commencement Speaker at Rennaisance Home School ,Palmetto, Flrida


May 26, 2016- Guest Speaker at National PAL Conference, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida


May 31, 2016- Guest Speaker at St. Paul Lutheran Awards Ceremony, Boca Raton, Florida


June 17, Keynote Speaker at Men of Valor Conference, Innisbrook Resort, Tampa, Florida


January 31, 2016 - Guest Speaker at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston ,Louisiana


February 8, 2016 - Guest Speaker at Spanish River Church Deacons Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida


March 5, 2016- Guest Speaker at South Florida Basketball Social, Highland Christian School, Pompano Beach, Florida


March 18, 2016-Guest Speaker at Leadership Business Council of Palm Beach at Colony Hotel, Delray, Florida


March 25, 2016- Guest Speaker and Book Signing at Nortwestern Mutual Agency Meeting, Embassy Suites, Boca Raton


 April 1, 2016- Guest Speaker at Visionary Asset Management Meeting, Houston, Texas


April 17, 2016- Guest Speaker at Spanish River Church, Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, Florida


May 11, 2016- Guest Speaker and Book Signing at NC Wesleyan University Athletics Gala, Rocky Mount, N.C


May 14, 2016 - Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate recipient at So.Florida Bible College, Deerfield Beach, Florida

2016 NIKE Championship Basketball Clinics!

Overland Park, Kansas

Johnson County CC

April 8 - 10, 2016


Chicago, Illinois

College of Dupage

April 15 - 17, 2016


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert Morris University

April 22 - 24, 2016



Las Vegas, Nevada

"The Largest Clinic in the World"  The Orleans Hotel & Casino

The Orleans Arena

April 29, 30, and May 1, 2016


Biloxi, Mississippi

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Convention Floor

May 6 - 8, 2016


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

May 13 - 15, 2016

Head Coach Tour Archive


Dinner and Book Signing

Matteo's Restaurant, Boca Raton, Florida


Upward Basketball Coaches Meetings

Spanish River Church, Boca Raton, Florida

with Coach Mike Jarvis

"Everybody Needs a Head Coach "


    GuestSpeaker/ Book Signing

       12th Baptist Church • Boston, Mass.


Speak/Book Signing

        U MassBoston Athletics • Boston, Mass.



Home Book Signing Party, Boca Raton, FL (Invitation only)


Book Signing at David Nicholas Golf Tournament

Hosted By: Mizner Golf and Country Club, Boca Raton • Florida


  Guest Speaker at The  Journey Church • Boca High School, Boca Raton • Florida


Guest Speaker at Warner University Chapel • Lake Whales, Florida



Speak/Book Signing

FT. Walton


Family Literacy Workshop - Reading and Youth Basketball Clinic

at Miami Heat Arena, Miami


Guest Speaker Celebrate Recovery

First United Baptist Church, Boca Raton, Florida


Guest a Speaker and Book Signing- BE ( Business Empowered) Ft. Walton, Florida


Guest Speaker and Book Signing- BE Meeting  Destin, Florida


MVP Miami Heat "Read to Succeed" Family Literacy and Youth Basketball Event, sponsors by Northwest Mutual - Miami Heat Arena


Face a Time with Calvert Christian High School, Tiffin, Ohio for "Everybody Needs a Head Coach" Study


Upward Basketball Coaches Meetings

Spanish River Church, Boca Raton, Florida

"Everybody Needs a Head Coach "





  • Wednesday December 2  at 9:00pm , VCU at Middle Tennessee
  • Friday December 4 at 7:00pm , Alabama at Southern Miss.
  • Sunday January 3, at 3:00pm, Florida Atlantic at FIU
  • Saturday January 16 at 4:00pm, Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion
  • Thursday January 28 at 7:30pm, UAB at Western Kentucky
  • Sunday January 31 at 4:00pm, UTEP at La. Tech
  • Saturday February 6 at 5:00pm, Western Kentucky at UTEP
  • Saturday February 13 at 2:00pm, UAB at La.Tech
  • Thursday February 25 at 7:00pm, UTEP at Old Dominion
  • Saturday February 27 at 12 noon, Western Kentucky at UAB

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  • In 1967 Mike Jarvis began his coaching career as the sophomore basketball coach at Newton North High school in Newton, Massachusetts. That same year he married Cornelia Anne Gordon, the girl next door. They have been blessed with a son, Michael II, daughter Dana, 5 grandchildren, and are still happily married.
  • In 1968 Mike began his teaching career as a physical education teacher at his alma matter, Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • In 25 years as a Division I head coach he guided Boston University, George Washington University, and St. John's to the NCAA tournament and became one of 8 coaches to accomplish this feat. At the present time he is the only coach in Basketball history to accomplish this feat and win 100+ games as a high school coach.
  • Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Northeastern University in 1967, and his Masters' in Education degree from Boston University in 1984. On May 14, 2016 Mike was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity Degree in Leadership and Ministry from the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary.
  • At Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, he guided his former high school to three consecutive Division I State Championships (79-80-81), while compiling a near-perfect record of 77-1. He was recognized three times as Massachusetts High School Coach of the Year, while coaching future Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing (Georgetown) and All American Rumeal Robinson (Michigan).
  • In 1985 Mike began his college-coaching career when at Boston University. Five seasons later Coach Jarvis would surpass Rick Pitino as the winningest coach in Terrier history with a record of 101-51.
  • In 1993 Mike Jarvis Sr. and Jr. made NCAA history when they became college basketball's first African American coaching team. That same year they led George Washington University to their first NCAA appearance in 30 years and a trip to the "Sweet Sixteen". That same year Coach Jarvis would lead the USA 22 and under team to the World Championship in Spain.
  • In 1997 Mike was elected president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and is currently serving on the NABC Foundation Board.
  • In 1998 Coach Jarvis became the head coach at St. John's and guide the Red Storm to the "Elite Eight". He would be named National Coach of the Year by the Black Coaches Association and also be named 'Father of the Year' by Ebony Magazine. That would be followed a year later with a Big East Championship.
  • In 2003 Coach Jarvis would lead St. John's to the National Invitational Tournament Championship and write his first book "Skills for Life".
  • Following his experience at St. John's, Mike embarked on a new career as a college basketball analyst with ESPN television and guest writer for Yahoo
  • In 2005 Coach Jarvis would travel to Kuwait with six Division I coaches and Jay Bilas of ESPN to conduct a basketball tournament named "Operation Hardwood" in support of our troops.
  • In 2007 Coach Jarvis led the Athletes In Action team representing the United States to the Gold medal in the Jones Cup in Taipei Taiwan.
  • In 2008 Mike returned to the sidelines as the head men's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic University. In his third year he led the Owls to their first ever Sun Belt Championship and an their first ever invitation to the National Invitational Tournament. Those feats earned him 'Coach of the Year' honors from the Conference and NAB, District 24. During the 2013-14 season Coach Mike Jarvis once again made history by becoming the winningest basketball coach in FLASH history.
  • Coach Jarvis now owns a place in 4 Hall of Fames: Cambridge High School, Massachusetts Coaches, New England Coaches Association and the George Washington University Hall of Fame and a lifetime head coaching record of 648-351.
  • Mike's life after coaching has him working as a college basketball analyst for Fox Sports and as a professional speaker traveling across America sharing his stories and Leadership principles that can be found in his second book, "Everybody Needs a Head Coach".
  • Today Coach Jarvis and his wife Connie own and operate Team Jarvis, LLC, and reside in Boynton Beach, Florida.