Mike Jarvis will not return to FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic announced Friday that head coach Mike Jarvis will not return next season.

Sources earlier told ESPN's Jeff Goodman the school had fired Jarvis

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

"This decision is based upon my desire to explore other opportunities and in recognition that we are jointly disappointed that the men's basketball program has not progressed as much as we would have liked," Jarvis said in a news release sent out by FAU. "I thank FAU for the opportunity to coach the fine student-athletes of FAU for the past six years."

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, 68, led the program to the NIT in 2011 and has a record of 77-109 with FAU, but the Owls had losing records in five of his six seasons. He had one year left on his contract.

Jarvis also coached at Boston University, George Washington and St. John's in his career. He took the Colonials to the Sweet 16 in 1993, and St. John's to the Elite Eight in 1999.

Information from ESPN's Jeff Goodman was used in this report.