BYU announced Tuesday afternoon that they have extended Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dave Rose’s contract through the 202-2021 season. Rose’s contract was set to end after the 2019-2020 season prior to the extension.
Here are comments from Rose and AD Tom Holmoe from the official release:
“It’s a privilege to be the head coach at BYU,” Rose said. “I’m proud of everything we have accomplished and am excited about the future. 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.”
“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.”
Will these three years be Rose’s last at BYU? Trailing Stan Watts by 43 wins, Rose will likely pass Watts as BYU’s all-time winningest coach at BYU before his time is done in Provo. Rose turns 61 this December and has been coaching college basketball since the mid 1980’s. Rose has never publicly stated how long he intends to coach for, but he could very well decide to call it a career when his contract ends after the 2021 season.
In the meantime, he’ll begin year 14 as the head coach at BYU tonight when BYU takes on #7 Nevada.