Phone Extension: 8112
(518) 736-FMCC (3622)
Building: P 109B
Dan Jarvis, Professor of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at FM, grew up an athlete. He was a standout basketball player at Waterford High School. He attended FM and impressed both his coaches; playing for Jerry Fabiano his freshman year and the legendary Bill Carmody his sophomore year. He continued his education and played ball at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts where his team finished sixth in the nation his senior year.
Not long after graduating from Springfield, Dan was recruited to play and coach professional basketball in Sweden which he did for four years. He moved back home and worked at a basketball camp at Siena College when he learned of an open position at FM to coach and teach, exactly what he was looking to do. Dan became FM’s new head men’s basketball coach and physical education instructor. After nine years and boasting over a 70% winning record, the highest in school’s history, four Mountain Valley Conference titles, and several coach of the year awards including the 1990 New York State Coach of the Year he added the position of Athletic Director to his title.
After Dan’s initial time as the FM Men’s coach, he began volunteering his time as a coach in the community. He coached several years of Fulton United Soccer and began a fifth and sixth grade YMCA traveling basketball team. With the help of others, Dan began an AAU program for the Gloversville community (The Glove City Bullets) and later spent four years volunteering as an assistant coach at Gloversville High School under legendary coach Don Landrio.
Today Dan is fully focused on teaching. His course offerings include aerobic walking, basketball, bowling, golf, volleyball, and weight training, to name a few. Dan and his wife Jeanette have two children, Ryan and Nicole. During his free time, you can find Dan on the golf course or on his Harley Ultra Classic where he and his wife have ridden as far as the Rockies.