Lee Rose

Lee Rose (born October 23, 1936)

Teams coached: Transylvania Pioneers, Charlotte 49ers, Purdue Boilermakers, South Florida Bulls
Transylvania record^: 160-57 (.737)
Charlotte record: 72-18 (.800)
Purdue record: 50-18 (.735)
South Florida record: 106-69 (.606)
Overall record^: 388-162 (.705)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2007-2008 Charlotte Bobcats (asst)
1996-2001 Charlotte Hornets (asst)
1991-1992 Milwaukee Bucks (asst)
1988-1989 New Jersey Nets (asst)
1986-1988 San Antonio Spurs (asst)
1980-1986 South Florida
1978-1980 Purdue
1975-1978 UNC Charlotte
1968-1975 Transylvania
1965-1968 Cincinnati (asst)
1964-1965 Transylvania (interim HC)
1959-1964 Transylvania (asst)

Lee Rose Facts

  • Lee Rose
  • Born October 23, 1936
  • Hometown: Irvine, Kentucky
  • Alma Mater: Transylvania University (BA, 1958)
  • After graduating from Transylvania, became an assistant coach at the Division III school under C. M. Newton; held that position for five seasons and then served one year as interim head coach
  • Spent three years as an assistant at Cincinnati under head coach Tay Baker before returning to Transylvania in 1968 as permanent head coach
    • Won 159 games overall in eight seasons as head coach
  • Was the head coach at UNC Charlotte for three seasons, winning 72 games and leading the 49ers to the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 1977
  • Coached Purdue for two seasons, winning 50 games and going back to the Final Four in 1980
  • Left Purdue for South Florida in 1980, where he coached the Bulls for the next six seasons (three NITs)
  • Coached for many years in the NBA as an assistant in San Antonio, New Jersey, Milwaukee and Charlotte
    • Worked under head coaches Bob Weiss, Willis Reed, Frank Hamblen, Dave Cowens, Paul Silas and Sam Vincent
    • Spent seven seasons in player personnel with the Milwaukee Bucks: three as Director (1989-92) & four as VP (92-96)

Lee Rose Coaching Tree


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