Mike Jarvis — Former NCAA Basketball Coach at St. John’s, GW and More Shares His Message to Coaches Who Want to Make Their Mark

Mike Jarvis is a well-known name to fans of college basketball. In his long career at the high school and NCAA Division-I levels, he coached future professionals, including Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, won hundreds of games, and developed a number of future leaders. 

He coached first at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where his players included Ewing, and in NCAA Division-I at Boston University, George Washington, St. John’s, and Florida Atlantic. His teams made 9 NCAA tournaments, including a Sweet 16 and an Elite 8 appearance, and a number of NIT tournaments. 

He has also served as a college basketball commentator and has written three books, Skills for Life, Everybody Needs a Head Coach and 7 C’s of Leadership.

We discuss:
  • His biggest influence, Red Auerbach
  • His coaching and leadership philosophies
  • The benefits of playing multiple sports
  • Achieving success at mid-major universities, along with major conference programs
  • Coaching along with his son, Mike Jarvis II, on his staff
  • The thrill of going head-to-head with Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Calhoun, and Jim Boeheim
  • What separates the good players from the great ones
  • What he’s learned in life after basketball, and what he wishes he knew back when he was coaching
  • Message to coaches who want to make their mark
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About the host
Ross Romano is co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and also hosts The Authority Podcast. He began his career in the pro sports industry before becoming a leading communications, marketing, and management expert working with education companies. He is founder and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. He also works directly with professionals at all levels, in all industries, coaching them in their pursuit of success.

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
CEO, September Strategies. Co-founder, @BePodcastNet. #EquityAwards Program Chair. Advisor, comms & storytelling strategist for #k12, #nonprofit, #edtech orgs.
Mike Jarvis
Mike Jarvis
Former NCAA Basketball Coach •Author• Speaker• Adjunct Professor, teaching Leadership and Life Skills
Mike Jarvis — Former NCAA Basketball Coach at St. John’s, GW and More Shares His Message to Coaches Who Want to Make Their Mark