ST. GEORGE – The St. George area chapter of the BYU Management Society invites all members of the public with an interest in collegiate sports to join BYU Basketball Coach Dave Rose at the next chapter lunch on April 25.
The lunch will be held at noon at the Abbey Inn St. George. Space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Nate McNamee at 435-669-9400.
Since becoming coach of the BYU men’s basketball program in April 2005, Rose has guided the Cougars to an impressive array of awards and accolades while his unassuming approach to service and the community has been recognized at the top of his profession. With a 185-54 record, Rose has produced a seven-year resume that is nearly unmatched. In fact, among the 40-plus coaches who took over a program in 2005, Rose has the best winning percentage (.774) and the most wins (185). Among first-time head coaches in 2005, Rose is the only to achieve at least 20 wins in each of his first seven seasons. His 185 victories place him fourth for best career starts (through seven seasons) by wins in NCAA history, ahead of the likes of Mike Krzyzewski and Thad Matta. Rose currently holds the school record for career winning percentage (.774) and is second in career victories.
Equally committed to excellence off the court, Rose was honored on April 6, 2008, by the National Association of Basketball Coaches with its Game Pillar Award for Service, one of only four Pillar Awards that the association annually bestows on the most deserving among its vast membership. While Rose has never sought such attention, his actions and accomplishments both on the court and in the community have commanded the praises of faithful followers and casual observers alike. In April 2008, Rose became the 63rd recipient of the Dale Rex Memorial Award, given annually to the person who has done the most for amateur athletics in the state of Utah. Another evidence of Rose’s commitment to excellence is that his basketball program consistently ranks in the top 10 percent nationally in multi-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores. As a result, the NCAA has honored BYU basketball with Public Recognition awards for seven straight seasons (2006 to 2012) for its high academic achievement. In fact, the Cougars are the only Division I program to earn public recognition and a bid to the NCAA Tournament every year from 2007 to 2012.
A native of Houston, Texas, Rose and his wife have three children and seven grandchildren. Rose followed Steve Cleveland as the second BYU coach to have served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rose served in Manchester, England, from 1977-79 between his two years as a player at DSU. An important component in Rose’s success is the unwavering support and encouragement of his wonderful family. Rose’s wife is actively involved in helping families who have children with cancer and is currently serving as an honorary chairperson for the Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation. She previously served as the vice chairperson for the foundation. His older daughter played forward on the BYU women’s basketball team from 2000 to 2003 and is married to Brock Reichner, who was a member of the BYU men’s basketball team from 2004 to 2006. His son returned in August 2005 from a two-year mission in Little Rock, Ark., and married in November 2006. His younger daughter attends Provo High School and plays volleyball for the Bulldogs.
The focus of the BYU Management Society is to grow moral and ethical leadership around the world. No restrictions on membership exist, except that members are expected to live by standards that will bring credit to the society. Locally, the St. George Area Chapter has established a scholarship program available to students pursuing post-secondary education at either Dixie State University or any of the BYU-affiliated universities. Monies will be paid directly to the recipients’ school of choice to help defray the cost of tuition. Preference will be given to students pursuing business-related education. More information can be found on the BYU Management Society website.
What: BYU Management Society St. George chapter lunch with BYU basketball Coach Dave Rose
When: April 25, noon
Where: Abbey Inn, St. George
RSVP / reservations required: Telephone Nate McNamee at 435-669-9400
Submitted by: Brian Tenney