Coach Mike Jarvis | Author & International Keynote Speaker

Coach Mike Jarvis is the author of Skills for Life, Everybody Needs a Head Coach, and The Seven C's of Leadership, and is a highly sought after speaker. Mike played on the Rindge Technical High School’s 1962 Class A Championship team. Today, he’s a member of the Cambridge High School, Massachusetts Coaches, New England Coaches Association and George Washington University Hall of Fame. However, Mike’s storied life in basketball almost didn’t happen. As a sophomore at Northeastern University, he quit the team and returned home to study and work at his father and brother’s fish-and-chip restaurant . His brother convinced him to ask his coach, Dick Dukeshire, for a second chance. Fortunately his request was granted, and it was then that he realized his passion and calling was to teach and coach basketball. In 1972, a Jamaican teenager moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts. His name? Patrick Ewing. Mike and Patrick didn’t know it at the time, however, soon enough their lives would be linked forever. Five years later, Mike was appointed head coach of his (high school) alma mater Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.. In an unprecedented run of success, Coach Jarvis, Patrick Ewing and the "Mighty Warriors" won three-consecutive state championships (1979-1981), amassing an almost perfect record of 77-1. Mike was named Massachusetts HS Coach of the Year in each of those three seasons. In 1985, he commenced on what would be a 25-season run (between 1986 and 2014) as head coach at Division 1 NCAA schools; Boston University (1985-86 – 1989-90), George Washington (1990-91 – 1997-98), St. John’s (1998-99 – 2003-2004) and Florida Atlantic (2008-09 – 2013-14). Mike led 3 universities to the NCAA Tournament, making 9 appearances in all. Life after basketball had Coach Jarvis working as a college basketball analyst and commentator for ESPN, Fox, and the Be in Sports networks. Currently, Mike is serving as an Adjunct Professor , teaching Leadership Skills at the South Florida Bible College in Deerfield Beach , Florida.


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3 Reviews
Tommy Kledis, Boca Raton, FL
I love Mike Jarvis!

The Seven C's of Leadership will elevate your leadership and help you bring out the best of the leaders around you.

November 2018

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Voncent P Foderingham, VP Riosk Management, Feld Entertainment.
I asked Coach Mike to be a Keynote speaker.

The development of my personal life and my professional leadership style has been shaped as a result of these principles - The Seven C's of Leadership.

November 2018

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Dewey Clarke, President NC Wesleyan College

Coach Mike has created something very special!

November 2018

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