Jarvis interviews for Virginia job

GW men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis is once again a candidate for several collegiate coaching positions.

The latest schools interested in Jarvis are the University of Virginia and Arizona State University, according to The Washington Post.

JARVISJarvis was interviewed by Virginia Athletic Director Terry Holland Sunday, according to The Post. Neither Jarvis or Holland could be reached for comment.

Jeff Jones resigned as Virginia coach last week amid reports that the school was about to launch an investigation into possible recruiting violations. Jones’ team struggled on the court this season, finishing 11-19, the school’s second-consecutive losing season.

“We had a very good meeting, and the way we left it (was) we would talk again,” Jarvis told The Post of his meeting with Holland. Jarvis said he is happy at GW and not looking for another job – but that he is listening to other offers.

Arizona State University Athletic Director Kevin White also has received permission from GW Athletic Director Jack Kvancz to talk to Jarvis, according to The Post. Kvancz did not return phone messages left at his office and home. The Sun Devils finished 18-13 this season, one year after losing 20 games under former Coach Bill Frieder.

Virginia also asked for permission to talk to Oklahoma University Coach Kelvin Sampson, who has said he will remain with the Sooners. University of North Carolina-Charlotte Coach Melvin Watkins is also a candidate, according to The Post.

Jarvis has compiled a 152-90 record in his eight years at GW and has been considered for several coaching jobs in past years. Last season, the Chicago Tribune reported that Jarvis was being considered by Northwestern University.

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