Florida Atlantic coach Mike Jarvis to resign

The Associated Press
Florida Atlantic coach Mike Jarvis to resign
Florida Atlantic coach Mike Jarvis reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Duke won 97-64. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Atlantic's Mike Jarvis will resign at the end of the season, his 25th as a head coach and his sixth with the Owls.

In a statement Friday, the 68-year-old Jarvis said he wants to pursue other basketball opportunities. He had one year left on his contract.

The school issued a news release saying Jarvis would retire, then sent a revised announcement 20 minutes later saying he would instead resign.

Florida Atlantic lost at Tulane on Wednesday to fall to 10-19 overall and 5-9 in Conference USA with two games left in the regular season.

Jarvis has a record of 77-109 with FAU. He took Boston University, George Washington and St. John's to the NCAA tournament, but the Owls had losing records in five of his six seasons.