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PROVO - BYU Head Basketball Coach Dave Rose has signed a new five-year contract that will take him through the 2013-14 season.

The current deal replaces the contract Rose signed in 2007.

"I'm grateful to the university administration as well as Tom Holmoe and the athletic department for the opportunity they have provided for me and my family," Rose said. "BYU is a wonderful place to coach and I look forward to continued success. I have a great staff and players who are committed to this program."

Since being named head coach on April 11, 2005, Rose has led the Cougars to at least 20 wins and a trip to the postseason in each of his four seasons. In the past three seasons Rose has guided the Cougars to three-consecutive Mountain West Conference regular season titles, three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and 25-plus wins each year.

"Dave Rose has established a basketball program at BYU that stands for excellence," Holmoe said. "He is a leader that produces talented players on the court, scholars in the classroom and fine examples in the community. His teams are champions in every way and we are thrilled to have such a good man, true friend and superior teacher at the helm of BYU Basketball for years to come."

At 97-34 and a .740 winning percentage, Rose is off to the best four-year start of any coach in BYU basketball history. His win total places him tied for 12th all-time for best career starts in NCAA history behind the likes of Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim, Mark Few and Jamie Dixon.

In MWC play Rose has a career record of 51-13 (.797) that places him third all-time in conference victories and first in winning percentage. Rose was named MWC Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2007 to become the first coach in BYU history to earn the annual league honor in back-to-back seasons.

In his four seasons at the helm, Rose has helped BYU establish one of the best home court advantages in the nation. After dropping his first home game as a head coach, Rose led the Cougars to a school record 53-game winning streak in the Marriot Center. His overall home record stands at 61-3 (.953) and includes two undefeated seasons — 16-0 in 2007-08 and 17-0 in 2006-07.

In 2008-09 Rose coached BYU to a 25-8 overall record, a share of the MWC regular season title (12-4) and a trip to the NCAA Tournament despite returning just two starters. After trailing the league leaders by two games with three to play, the Cougars defeated Utah to pull within one game of first and then won at Wyoming and at home against Air Force to clinch a share of the title.

The 2007-08 Cougars went 27-8 — the second-most wins in school history — while becoming the first outright back-to-back MWC Champions in conference history with a 14-2 league mark. Rose's 2006-07 squad earned a 25-9 overall record and the Mountain West Conference regular-season title (13-3). BYU earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2008.

In 2005-06, Rose's first Cougar squad was picked to finish last in the MWC but instead finished tied for second at 12-4 while earning a 20-9 overall record and an NIT bid. After taking over a 9-21 team, Rose was recognized as district and conference coach of the year and received honorable mention for national coaching honors as the Cougars proved to be the second-most improved program in the nation under his tutelage.

On April 6, 2008, Rose was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches with its Game Pillar Award for Service, one of only four Pillar Awards (Education, Leadership, Service and Advocacy) that the Association annually bestows on the most deserving among its vast membership. Among other service endeavors, Rose is the Honorary Chairman of the Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation and his wife Cheryl serves as the Vice Chairperson for the foundation.

The fight against Cancer became more personal for the family when Dave was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cancer in June 2009. Since undergoing emergency surgery to remove the tumor, no other cancer has been found. Scans since the surgery by doctors at the Huntsman Cancer Institute have all come back clear.

In addition to his commitment to service and his success on the court, Rose demands academic success of his players. The basketball program has earned recognition from the NCAA for its high Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores over the past three seasons. In fact, BYU is one of only three men's basketball programs to earn APR recognition and an NCAA Tournament berth in each of the last three seasons, joining North Carolina and Villanova.

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