Reports: Jarvis to get four-year deal to coach Florida Atlantic

Updated: May 26, 2008, 4:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former St. John's and George Washington head coach Mike Jarvis is about to make his return to the sidelines.

Mike Jarvis

Jarvis

Florida Atlantic will give Jarvis a four-year contract to take over duties as its men's head basketball coach on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.

The deal still needs the approval of the school's board of trustees.

Jarvis, who hasn't coached in college since he was fired by St. John's in December 2003, replaces Rex Walters.

Walters left the Boca Raton school to take over the program at San Francisco.

Jarvis also coached at Boston University and future NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing played for Jarvis in high school.

In 2007-08, Florida Atlantic finished with a 14-17 record including an 8-10 mark in the Sun Belt Conference.

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