July 23, 2008
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University has named Mike Jarvis II as its men's basketball associate head coach, and Matt McCall and Tim Kaine as its men's basketball assistant coaches. Each has previous experience at some of the nation's top programs, including St. John's University, George Washington University, Duke University, University of Florida and Winthrop University.
"When you put together the cumulative records of these three coaches and what they have done, it is incredible," said Mike Jarvis, FAU's men's basketball head coach. "I want guys who can teach, who could recruit and who can communicate. They have the whole package."
Jarvis II enters his 12th season coaching with his father. He began his coaching career at GWU in 1992-93, a year in which the Colonials advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. He was part of five more postseason tournament teams as an assistant at GWU before accepting a similar position at St. John's in 1998.
Jarvis II helped the Red Storm advance into postseason play four times, including coming within one game of the Final Four in 1999, winning the BIG EAST Conference Tournament in 2000 and claiming a National Invitational Tournament Championship in 2003. Jarvis II went on to serve as the manager and director of player development at Duke from 2004-06 for a Blue Devils team which captured consecutive ACC Championships during his two-year employment in Durham, North Carolina.
McCall, a native of Ocala, has been the director of basketball operations since 2004 at UF under Gators' Head Coach Billy Donovan. McCall was part of two national championships, three straight SEC tournament titles and an SEC championship during his seven-year tenure.
"Matt McCall is a tireless worker and a first-class person, and I think Coach Jarvis has made a tremendous hire," says Donovan. "I've always viewed Matt as one of the bright young minds. FAU has brought in someone who will represent its program with character and class. He knows the state of Florida, and will bring the energy and passion necessary to be successful in his new role."
Kaine, a 2002 Winthrop graduate, served as the director of basketball operations for the Winthrop team that won its fourth-straight Big South Conference Championship in 2008. Kaine also has coached at Austin Peay State University, Newberry College, Guilford College and Northwestern High School.