Rose, the former head coach of the BYU basketball team, achieved great success during his tenure. He was honored with the title of Mountain West Coach of the Year three times, an achievement that had never been accomplished in the program’s history. This included back-to-back wins in 2006 and 2007, solidifying his reputation as a skilled coach.
Rose’s coaching abilities were further exemplified by his work with his players. He had the opportunity to coach eight All-Americans and four NBA draft picks, one of whom was Fredette. Fredette’s exceptional skills earned him several prestigious awards, including the Naismith, Wooden, AP, NABC, and Oscar Robertson Player of the Year in 2011.
Before becoming the head coach in 2005, Rose served under Steve Cleveland at BYU for eight seasons, with five of those as associate head coach. Prior to that, he spent a significant amount of time at Dixie State, where he coached for 10 seasons, including seven as head coach. His record was quite impressive, with 167 wins and only 57 losses, along with three conference titles. Rose also gained coaching experience at Millard High School and Pine View High School before joining the staff at Dixie.
Rose’s accomplishments extended beyond the basketball court. He was recognized by the National Basketball Coaches Association with the Game Pillar Award of Merit. This prestigious award, one of only four awarded annually by the NABC, acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport.
In 2018, Rose took part in the ESPN INFINITI Coaches’ Charity Challenge and was able to raise over $100,000 for the BYU Simmons Cancer Research Center. This demonstrated his dedication to supporting important causes and making a positive impact in his community.