|Jarvis' Head Coaching Records|
Belmont (1998-present): 589-526-2
Three Rivers (1985-93): 324-152
Entering his 21st season at the helm of Belmont’s baseball program, head coach Dave Jarvis has cultivated a rich program that’s seen success both on the field and in the classroom. Jarvis has led the Bruins since their inception as a NCAA Division I institution in 1998, only suffering four losing seasons in 19 years.
Throughout his tenure, Jarvis has helped Belmont to a three conference championships and a pair NCAA tournament births in 2011 and 2012. As a coach, Jarvis as culminated an overall record of 913-678-2 in 36 years and helped produce eight seasons in which the Bruins garnered 30 or more wins. The team constructed a program-best 39 wins during the 2013 season. Belmont’s continued success on the diamond has seen itself ranked in the top-10 nationally in four of NCAAs statistical categories at the conclusion of its 2016 and 2017 campaigns.
Last season the Bruins registered a 31-29 mark while finishing third in the OVC. The Bruins made their first appearance in the OVC Championship Game since joining the conference. The Buins also amassed their 26th MLB draftee. In the past five years, Belmont has sent 11 to the pros as well as having two others sign free agent contracts. Collectively, Jarvis has coached more than 65 players who have gone on to play professionally. In 2017, outfielder Tyler Walsh was selected in the 33rd round by the Los Angeles Angels. The prior year, Belmont saw Aaron Quillen enter the draft as he was selected by the Cincinnati Reds.
The Bruins were recognized for their accomplishments during conference play last season with three All-OVC selections. In addition to conference recognition, BU has earned nine All-America honors since Jarvis took over, including three Freshman All-American nominations. Last year, Nick Egli earned All-America honors and was awarded the 2017 Gregg Olson Award.
In 2011 Belmont beat Oklahoma State and Troy in the Baton Rouge Regional, marking the first time in program history that the Bruins won a NCAA tournament game in any sport. Concluding the landmark season, Jarvis was named the TBCA College Coach of the Year. The previous year BU carved another program-best when they started the season with a perfect 10-0 start.
Belmont toppled its first ranked opponent in 2001 when Jarvis’ squad beat then-No. 13 Georgia who would be an eventual College World Series participant. Since then the Bruins have beaten multiple ranked opponents, most recently sweeping national powerhouse Vanderbilt in 2015 when the Commodores were ranked in the top-10 on both meetings.
Jarvis fine-tuned his coaching ability with a nine-year stint as head coach at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., from 1985-93. With Jarvis at the helm, the Raiders were consistently ranked in the National Junior College Athletic Association top-20 poll, highlighted by a No. 4 ranking in 1992. He was a three-time selection as Coach of the Year for the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference, as well as garnering Coach of the Year honors for women's basketball.
Jarvis broke into NCAA Division I baseball as an assistant with Murray State in the fall of 1993. At Murray, he was primarily responsible for the instruction of hitters and catchers as well as teaching base running skills. Jarvis also used his extensive junior college network to create a recruiting pipeline for the Thoroughbreds.
Jarvis finished his playing career at Arkansas State as the starting catcher and team captain. The Missouri native earned a bachelor's degree in education and later received his master's in education, both at Arkansas State.
A dedicated family man, Jarvis has three sons, Jordan, Logan, and Jackson. Logan currently plays under his father at Belmont. The family resides in Franklin, Tenn.