BYU basketball coach Dave Rose wants to continue coaching Cougars as long as he is healthy


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  • Sweater In Rafters Franklin, IN
    May 29, 2014 8:30 p.m.

    Poy and 1978...

    I've got no issue with Coach Rose and his kindness and friendliness or probably his recruiting. I watch him coach and he seems like more of a spectator than a coach.

    we disagree...i hope he has good health however.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    May 29, 2014 1:56 p.m.

    "Coach Rose brought me back to college hoops."

    Me too. My roommate and I would camp out for tickets back in the Devin Durrant/Jeff Chatman days, but living out of state, and through the lean years, I lost interest in BYU hoops. Then when I was visiting relatives in Utah during one of the pre-conference tournaments of Jimmer's sophomore year, and watched Dave's boys run the floor for a couple of nights in a row--and I was hooked again.

    Was able to meet Coach Rose and his wife just last week, and they are as classy in person as he is on the sideline. I hope we get to keep him for a long, long time.

  • HS Sport Dude Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2014 1:37 p.m.

    Ute Fan here.....Coach Rose is a rare talent. BYU and their fans have a great man and a great coach. Hard to believe with all the stress of being a D1 college coach he deals with these major health issues and keeps things in perspective.

    I love our coach at Utah and would not trade him but.....really admire Coach Rose.

  • 1978 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2014 8:56 a.m.


    You mentioned Sean Miller and Rick Barnes. You do realize that Dave Rose has a record of 3-0 against those coaches right? None of those games were played at the Marriot Center either.

    As a side note my friend met Coach Rose at the airport and was hesitant to talk with him thinking he would be put off by a fan. Instead he mentioned that Coach Rose was very friendly and spoke him for a few minutes about the team and other things and that he was very humble and appreciative of the support he feels from the fans and administration.

    I agree with poyman. I wouldn't trade him for any other coach out there.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    May 28, 2014 10:31 p.m.


    Thank you for providing a stark contrast in "class"...

    Fortunately, most readers on this thread really do see what Coach Rose has accomplished...

    College Basketball is not all about winning... It's also about building character, preparing young men for their future as a responsible contributor to family and society... it's also about learning to work together to accomplish and achieve something greater than the sum of the individual talents...

    You list a number of very good and talented Division I coaches who are able to land 5 star athletes year in and year out... Something that BYU can't feasibly do because of Missions, School Rules and regulations, and frankly because Coach Rose focuses on a four year experience.... Not a one year and out experience...

    It use to be that 5 star, 4 star and even many 3 star LDS athletes wouldn't even look at BYU... Now, Rose gets more of them than he loses... Mika, Emery, Haws, Dastrup, etc...

    Why do you think that's happening? I can tell you why... It's because BYU Coaching is outstanding and I wouldn't trade Rose for a single name that you had on your list.

  • Sweater In Rafters Franklin, IN
    May 28, 2014 5:58 p.m.

    BYU Alum...please allow me to break the love fest trend...

    POYMAN...one of the best Division 1 coaches? really??

    Kevin Ollie, Coach K, Roy Williams, Billy Donovan, Rick Pitino, Coach Calipari, Jamie Dixon, John Beilein, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Rick Barnes, Archie and Sean Miller....Division 1 type coaches?

    Or...Eric Reveno, Rex Walters, Marty Wilson, Max Good....Division 1 type coaches?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 28, 2014 5:06 p.m.

    I read every comment and was extremely proud. No one, not one single person got off topic and kept this all about Coach Dave Rose, the man, the coach, the friend, and the role model for young men.

    I love this man also and all that he has done for the program at BYU. I hope he continues to be abundantly blessed by God to carry on in his great responsibility as head basketball coach.

    Go Cougars!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 28, 2014 3:10 p.m.

    What choice do you have which is the right thing to do, continue the screaning every two (or more) times yearly. Classy guy Dave Rose, Thank You! How about making sure your players working on their free throws and how is K.C. doing?

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    May 28, 2014 2:17 p.m.

    One Class Act.....All the way !

  • PhilRM Anchorage, AK
    May 28, 2014 1:11 p.m.

    I've never met Coach Rose in person let alone played for him, but watching how he conducts himself I find him sort of a father figure, a great example to follow. Coach Rose is one classy act so whether we go 32-0 or 16-16, I completely support what he is doing at BYU.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 28, 2014 12:28 p.m.

    Let's hope he stays healthy and keeps coaching for a very long time.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    May 28, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    We got lots of class and thats why we tell everyone all the time that its tough being the best program in a prestegous league like we are and our road record proves that we are the best because we seen that coach rose got thrown under the bus all for the byu football program.

    Go Utes!

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    May 28, 2014 11:57 a.m.

    A GIANT among coaches...and even a better person.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    May 28, 2014 11:56 a.m.

    I've always liked Coach Rose. He's built a good program and done it the right way. BYU is fortunate to have him.

  • Stringer Bell Henderson, NV
    May 28, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    Classy guy. Wish him a long, continued coaching career.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    May 28, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    Coach Rose brought me back to college hoops. To echo cy1951, college (and pro) hoops today is boring. Starting with the 4-corners offense and today's "defensive" coaching, hoops is almost unwatchable. How about the UConn Butler game?

    I love Coach Rose's Phi Slamma Jamma offense. BYU is fun to watch. That's more than I can say about 95% of all college basketball.

    Way to go, Coach. We're with you!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 28, 2014 10:06 a.m.

    Coach Rose and staff do an excellent job.

    Hope Coach Rose is the HC for many years to come.

  • goosehuntr Tooele, UT
    May 28, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    I looked up the definition of Integrity in Websters and found the name of DAVE ROSE. One classy fair minded man. BYU is very lucky to have him... same could be said of Juddie...Jeff Judkins... As far as hoops go, BYU is solid in the coaching spots both men and women. Future looks like a blast if your a Y fan. If not, you should still enjoy what is to come...potentially anyway.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    May 28, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    I hope Coach Rose beats the cancer and lives many more years. Too many good people suffer through awful illnesses like this.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 28, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    I echo the comments of others here. I hope Rose can coach at BYU for a very long time. He is such a tremendous asset to BYU.

  • cy1951 Arlington, VA
    May 28, 2014 8:27 a.m.

    Few coaches in the NCAA allow their players to "play" like Dave Rose does. Coaches get paid so much money that they are under severe stress to win, and the best way to win, they think, is to keep games close and hope for a break or one or two possessions that will turn the game in their favor. That means keep the score controlled and "manageable" and it leads inexorably to boring, walk it up and pass it around for awhile basketball. Not Dave Rose. He is a rare bird. No other coach in American would have let Jimmer do Jimmer; they would have abhorred Jimmermania. Rose is a proponent of "playing basketball" and not manufacturing wins and losses by uber-controlling skilled athletes who love to run, pass, shoot, and score. May he live long and prosper!

  • CougarSunDevil Phoenix, AZ
    May 28, 2014 8:25 a.m.

    Stay Healthy Coach Rose, you're a class act and one of the best coaches around!

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 28, 2014 8:09 a.m.

    I'll always admired Dave Rose for the way he handled the Brandon Davies situation. Most coaches would have covered it up or at least waited until the season was over. Dave Rose did the right thing and showed he had the character to put the values and standards that BYU stands for ahead of winning. That clinched it for me. That is the sign of a great man.

  • IA Cougar West Des Moines, IA
    May 28, 2014 7:10 a.m.

    Coach Rose is a GREAT coach and an even better person outside of basketball. I certainly join all fans in continuing to keep him and his family in our prayers. I love what he is doing with the basketball team and trust that they will represent BYU very well in the years to come. His cancer puts many things into perspective. His openness about the cancer is inspiring.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 28, 2014 6:39 a.m.

    Best wishes, Coach Rose. Here's hoping you're on the sideline in our inter-state games for many years to come!

  • Mark321 Las Vegas, NV
    May 28, 2014 6:36 a.m.

    Great guy and a great coach. BYU is lucky to have him.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    May 28, 2014 2:04 a.m.

    Dave Rose is a class guy, through and through. I truly wish him the best and I hope he remains at BYU for many years to come.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    May 28, 2014 12:19 a.m.

    One of the best Division I coaches in America...

    With Missions, and University rules and requirements it is not easy to have the kind of record that Dave Rose has put together the past 8 or 9 seasons... Throw in the illness and what he has accomplished with the Cougs is simply amazing...

    The Cougs are well recruited for the near future and I suspect that Rose will coach some of the best basketball ever to be seen at BYU or ever played in the state of Utah. This is one fan that is looking forward to the future with great anticipation.