Provo » Having survived a battle with a cancerous tumor on his pancreas last summer, Brigham Young basketball coach Dave Rose will start his fifth season with not only a new lease on life, but a new contract.
BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe announced Friday that Rose has signed a new five-year contract to replace the deal he signed in 2007. Rose's team opens the season tonight against Bradley (7:30 p.m.) at the Marriott Center.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed, and BYU does not make public its coaches' contracts because as a private institution it is not governed by open-records laws.
The new deal will take Rose through the 2013-14 season.
"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 in a school news release. "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."
Rose has led the Cougars to at least 20 wins in each of his first four seasons since being named to replace Steve Cleveland on April 11, 2005.
The Cougars have won at least a share of the Mountain West Conference regular-season championship in each of the last three seasons, and have made three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
"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."
Rose's record is 97-34, for a .740 winning percentage, the best four-year start of any coach in BYU basketball history.
The Cougars were 25-8 last year.