Mike McGarvey

Mike McGarvey (born July 11, 1982)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Lafayette Leopards
Current conference: Patriot League
Lycoming record: 53-36 (.596)
Lafayette record: 2-3 (.400)
Overall record^: 55-39 (.585)

Career Accomplishments:


  • Centennial (Div III) Player of the Year:  2  (2005, 2006)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Lafayette
2022-2023 Lafayette (assoc. HC)
2018-2022 Lycoming
2011-2018 Colgate (asst)
2006-2011 Ursinus (asst)

Mike McGarvey Facts

  • Mike McGarvey
  • Born July 11, 1982
  • Hometown: Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Ursinus College (BA, 2006)
  • The Pennsylvania-native played for four seasons at D-III Ursinus College (PA) for head coach Kevin Small
    • Was a two-time Centennial Conference POY and was a 2nd-team D-III All-American in 2006
    • Had his jersey number #11 retired in 2010 and was inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant for five seasons under Small at his alma mater
  • Hired in May 2011 to be an assistant at Colgate under new head coach Matt Langel; worked with the Raiders for seven seasons
  • Became a head coach for the first time in 2018, spending four seasons leading the D-III Lycoming Warriors (PA)
    • Went 53-36 overall in a tenure that included several COVID-related cancellations
    • Led the team to the D-III NCAA Tournament in 2020 via a MAC Commonwealth Tournament crown
  • Returned to Division I in 2022, becoming the associate head coach at Lafayette newly-hired Mike Jordan

Mike McGarvey Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels