BYU Head Coach Dave Rose Earns 300th Career Victory

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With Saturday’s 73-62 win over Portland, BYU coach Dave Rose reached the milestone of 300 career victories.

Rose (career record of 300-107), who became BYU’s head coach in 2005, is second all-time in program history in career wins and first in career winning percentage (73.7). Through 11-plus seasons, Rose has guided the Cougars to 11-straight postseason appearances, including eight NCAA tournament bids, and four conference titles.

BYU has been one of the most consistent programs in the nation since Rose took the helm, winning at least 20 games in each of the last 11 seasons, including a program record 32 in 2011. In 2010-11, Rose won his third of conference coach of the year award and led the Cougars to their first Sweet 16 since 1981.

By reaching 300 wins in 407 career games, Rose tied Bob Knight (Army and Indiana) and John Thompson (Georgetown) for fastest to 300 career wins in NCAA history.

In addition to the team success, Rose has coached several individual award winners and record holders. In 2011, Jimmer Fredette was named the Consensus National Player of the Year and passed Danny Ainge as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,599 career points. Four years later, Tyler Haws passed Fredette as the all-time scoring leader with 2,720 points.

Rose has also coached the NCAA’s season and career triple-double record holder in Kyle Collinsworth, who also owns BYU’s career rebound and assist records. Jackson Emery, who teamed with Fredette and Collinsworth to lead the Cougars to the Sweet 16 in 2011, finished his career as BYU’s all-time steals leader.

Fredette (2011), Haws (2014) and Collinsworth (2016) are three of the five players who have been named conference player of the year during Rose’s tenure. Keena Young was the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year in 2006 and Lee Cummard earned MWC Player of the Year accolades in 2008.

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