Dave Rose

Dave Rose (born December 19, 1957)

Teams coached: BYU Cougars
BYU record: 301-133 (.694) **
Overall record^: 301-133 (.694) **

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  8  (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: (2011)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2006, 2013, 2018) **
  • Mountain West Regular Season Champion:  4  (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2005-2019 BYU
1997-2005 BYU (asst)
1990-1997 Dixie College
1987-1990 Dixie College (asst)

Dave Rose Facts

  • David Jack Rose
  • Born December 19, 1957
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Alma Mater: University of Houston (BA, 1983)
  • Started at Dixie College (now Utah Tech) in St. George, Utah, where he played both basketball and baseball
  • Went on to play at Houston under Hall of Fame head coach Guy Lewis
  • Started coaching career at high school level in Utah, first at Millard HS then at Pine View HS
  • Was an assistant for three years and head coach for seven years at Dixie College (then-NJCAA) in St. George, Utah
  • Spent eight seasons as a BYU assistant under Steve Cleveland before getting the head coach job in 2005
    • Took the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament in eight of the fourteen seasons he was their head coach
    • Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2009 and returned to coaching later that year; honored with the 2010 USBWA Most Courageous Award
    • Had 47 wins, 2 losses and 2 NITs (2016, 2017) vacated by the NCAA (pending appeal) due to a player’s financial involvement with BYU boosters
      • The violations also resulted in a 2-year probation for the program, fines and the loss of one scholarship
    • Announced his retirement in March 2019 following 14 seasons as BYU head coach (22 in total)
  • Along with his wife, Cheryl, has two daughters, one son and eight grandchildren

Dave Rose Coaching Tree


** Listed records and accomplishments do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA.

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only