HAMILTON, N.Y. – Ursinus College men's basketball assistant coach Mike McGarvey has been named as an assistant coach at Colgate University, joining first-year coach and former Temple assistant Matt Langel.
"This is extremely exciting for Mike," said Ursinus head coach Kevin Small. "While we are sad to see Mike leave, he has given a lot back to his alma mater and he will continue his hard work and dedication on the Division I level."
McGarvey ends a five-year run as an assistant coach with the program, where he assisted with everything from recruiting to film editing to player development under Small. During that run, Ursinus went to the post-season four times and advanced to the NCAA Division III Semifinals during the 2008 season.
During his playing career, McGarvey was a finalist for the Josten's Trophy in 2006, honoring the best men's basketball student-athlete in Division III. A two-time consensus All-American, he was also the Centennial Conference Player of the Year twice. He finished his career fourth all-time in scoring in school history, but, holds the all-time mark in assists with 754. That number, also the all-time Centennial mark, is sixth best in Division III. He also made a three-pointer in 70 straight games from January 17, 2004 until his final game in 2006.
He earned his bachelor of science degree from Ursinus in 2006, and is currently working on his MBA from St. Joseph's University.
A national search is underway to find McGarvey's successor.