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
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.
Great guy and a great coach. BYU is lucky to have him.
Best wishes, Coach Rose. Here's hoping you're on the sideline in our
inter-state games for many years to come!
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.
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.
Stay Healthy Coach Rose, you're a class act and one of the best coaches
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
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.
I hope Coach Rose beats the cancer and lives many more years. Too many good
people suffer through awful illnesses like this.
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.
Coach Rose and staff do an excellent job.Hope Coach Rose is the HC
for many years to come.
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!
Classy guy. Wish him a long, continued coaching career.
I've always liked Coach Rose. He's built a good program and done it
the right way. BYU is fortunate to have him.
A GIANT among coaches...and even a better person.
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!
Let's hope he stays healthy and keeps coaching for a very long time.
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.
One Class Act.....All the way !
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?
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!
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?
@sweaterintheraftersThank 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.
@sweaterintheraftersYou 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.
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.
BlueHusky"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.
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.