Provo, UT (Sports Network) - Brigham Young University men's head basketball
coach Dave Rose agreed to a new five-year contract Wednesday that will keep
him in Provo through the 2015-16 season.
The contract extension comes on the heels of a program-record 32 victories and
a top-10 ranking for nine straight weeks. Rose led the team to its first Sweet
16 appearance since 1981 and guided the school's first recipient of the
Naismith Player of the Year award, Jimmer Fredette.
"Dave Rose is a great leader who produces talented players on the court,
scholars in the classroom and fine examples in the community," BYU director of
athletics Tom Holmoe said. "He's established a basketball program at BYU that
stands for excellence."
In six seasons at the helm for the Cougars, Rose has produced a 159-45 record,
the fourth highest winning percentage (.779) amongst active Division I
coaches. He has posted at least 20 wins in each year and has guided BYU to
four Mountain West Conference regular-season titles.
"Dave is one of the best basketball coaches in the country," Holmoe added. "He
is a highly sought-after coach who has turned down other opportunities to
remain at BYU. We are thrilled to have such a loyal man and superior teacher
guiding the BYU basketball program for years to come."
Rose and his basketball team weathered a severe blow to its national title
hopes late last season, when starting forward Brandon Davies was dismissed
from the team in March with just one regular season game left due to an honor
The Cougars eventually lost to San Diego State in the Mountain West
championship game and then received a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament and
won two games before falling to Florida in overtime.
"I'm grateful to Tom Holmoe and the university administration for the many
opportunities they have provided me and my family," Rose said. "BYU is a
wonderful place to coach college basketball, and I look forward to continued
success with this program. I have a great coaching staff and student-athletes
who are committed to being successful."
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