|Jarvis' Head Coaching Records|
Belmont (1998-present): 649-595-2
Three Rivers (1985-93): 324-152
Entering his 24th season at the helm of Belmont’s baseball program and 39th year of coaching overall, 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, leading Belont to three conference championships and its two NCAA Tournament berths in 2011 and 2012.
As a coach, Jarvis as culminated an overall record of 974-747-2 in 32 years as a head coach and helped produce eight seasons in which the Bruins garnered 30 or more wins. The team constructed a program-best 39 wins during the 2012 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.
Jarvis developed 28 players from Belmont who have gone on to play professional baseball, including current Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty. In addition to his on-field success, Jarvis has helped his players excel in the classroom. Following the 2018-19 academic year, 20 Belmont baseball players were named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
The 2020 Belmont Bruins finished the season receiving votes in the final two weeks of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 30 poll, posting the 17th-highest win-loss percentage in NCAA Baseball with an .824 mark. The Bruins were also 18th in the country in total home runs with 20.
Belmont saw a rise in its offensive statistics during the 2020 season, ranking in the top five in the OVC in 14 categories. Jarvis helped the Bruins to a strong defensive performance in 2020, with Belmont leading the OVC in ERA with a 3.38 mark and putouts with 471.
Pitchers Casey Queener and Joshua South earned spots on All-OVC teams in 2019, marking the 14th consecutive year where Jarvis has helped at least two players land spots on the All-Conference team. Queener and Grayson Taylor earned All-OVC Tournament honors in that same season, marking the second time in the last three seasons Jarvis helped two or more players to the All-Tournament team honors.
Jarvis led Belmont to a win over nationally ranked Vanderbilt University at First Tennessee Park in 2018, helping Dylan King and Matt Cogen get drafted in the 2018 MLB Draft.
In 2017, 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. Collectively, Jarvis has coached more than 67 players who have gone on to play professionally. In 2017, outfielder Tyler Walsh was selected in the 33rd round by the Los Angeles Angels. In 2016, 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 in 2018, with three All-OVC selections and a Freshman All-American award winner in Kyle Brennan. In addition to conference recognition, BU has earned nine All-America honors since Jarvis took over, including three Freshman All-American nominations. 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 an 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 State, 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.
He 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.