RENO, Nev. — On the same day that BYU was set to tip off its 2018-19 season at No. 7 Nevada Tuesday, athletic director Tom Holmoe announced that coach Dave Rose has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the program through the 2020-21 campaign.
Rose, who’s entering his 14th season as the Cougars' head coach, previously had signed a five-year deal that would have seen him remain at BYU through next season.
“It’s a privilege to be the head coach at BYU. I’m proud of everything we have accomplished and am excited about the future,” Rose said in a statement. “I’m grateful to the university administration and the athletic department for providing us with the resources we need to be successful. I have the opportunity to work with great coaches who are tireless workers with exceptional expertise. The very best part of my job is that I get to work with tremendous student-athletes that are fully committed to the success of our team.”
Rose has posted a record of 329-122 at BYU — No. 2 all-time in program history in wins behind Stan Watts, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Watts had a record of 371-254. Rose’s win percentage ranks him No. 1 all-time at BYU and seventh among active NCAA Division I head coaches.
“Dave has brought us a high level of competitive basketball for 13 years as the head coach at BYU,” Holmoe said. “His consistency and stability are two qualities that have been mainstays of the program. We look forward to continued success and we’re excited about this coming season.”
Since being named head coach in 2005, Rose has guided the Cougars to 13 consecutive years of 20 or more victories and postseason appearances with eight NCAA Tournaments and five NITs.
SUPER TWINS: Nevada’s twin 6-foot-7, 200-pound forwards, Caleb and Cody Martin, were named to the Wooden Award watch list Tuesday.
Caleb averaged 18.9 points, and shot 40 percent from 3-point range while Cody averaged 14 points, 4.7 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks per game last season.20 comments on this story
The pair from Mocksville, North Carolina, combined to average 32.9 points per game — 38.9 percent of Nevada’s offensive production — a year ago.
In the first half, the Martins were held scoreless as they got into early foul trouble.
OLD AND NEW: BYU was a member of the Mountain West Conference from 1999-2000 to 2010-2011. Nevada joined the MWC in 2011-12.
The Cougars and Wolf Pack are the only two MWC teams to have won the league outright in back-to-back seasons.
BYU won its titles in 2006-07 and 2007-08 while Nevada accomplished the feat in 2016-17 and 2017-18.