Men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis agrees to new three-year deal

Mike Jarvis. Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics.

Mike Jarvis. Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics.

Ryan Cortes

Mike Jarvis. Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics.

And the wait is over.

After over a year spent in contract negotiations, Mike Jarvis has agreed on a new three-year deal, sources tell OwlAccess.com.

The final details of the contract have yet to be released, but sources told OwlAccess.com Jarvis will receive a base salary approaching $225,000 per year, which will keep the coach at FAU until 2015.

In his last contract, Jarvis received closer to $175,000 per year, the UP reported last August. His contract wasn’t set to expire officially until May 28, 2012, but the university has been in talks with the 66 year old for the last year.

“It’s been a long time,” a frustrated Jarvis told the UP in February. “It was promised last March or April. If you go back and look at the comments made by certain people, this was supposed to be done a long time ago.”

OwlAccess.com also reports that in the new deal, Jarvis’s assistants will see an increase in their pay, something the coach has pleaded for previously.

After an 11-19 finish to the season, Ray Taylor, Kore White, Shavar Richardson, Alex Tucker, Omari Grier and Dennis Mavin have all departed.

Despite that, Jarvis has brought in a class that includes 5-foot-9, high-flying point guard Stefan Moody. To read more about what Jarvis calls “The best recruiting class in the history of FAU basketball,” check out the April 17 edition of the UP.