Monday , Apr , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Rose takes over Cougars

Provo, UT (Sports Network) – Dave Rose, who spent the last eight seasons as an
assistant with the Cougars, was named the men’s basketball coach at BYU on

“We are pleased to announce Dave Rose as our new men’s basketball head coach,”
Athletic Director Tom Holmoe said. “We have known for a long time that Dave
would sooner or later take advantage of an opportunity to become a Division I
head coach, and we are thrilled that this opportunity has come at BYU. He has
been a significant part of BYU’s success and we are confident he will build on
that success.”

Rose takes over the BYU program with 22 years of coaching experience,
including 10 seasons as a head coach at the junior college and high school
levels. This is his first Division I head coaching job. He takes over for
Steve Cleveland, who resigned last week to take over at Fresno State

“I’m honored to be named the new head basketball coach at Brigham Young
University,” Rose said. “I look forward to building on the strong basketball
tradition that has been established at BYU. I’m excited about the opportunity
to coach the players that are in the program and those who will join us in the

Rose compiled a 167-57 record in seven seasons as head coach at Dixie State
College in St. George, Utah. He becomes the 17th person to guide the Cougar
basketball program since its first season in 1903.

Rose played at Dixie State before transferring to Houston, where he was a
guard on the Cougars’ “Phi Slamma Jamma” team that lost to North Carolina
State in the final of the 1983 NCAA Tournament.