BYU basketball coach Rose signs new 5-year contract

One thing BYU head basketball coach Dave Rose won't have to worry about for the next five years is job security.

Rose, whose future with the Cougars was uncertain for a few weeks last summer after being diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cancer, and BYU agreed to a new contract on Friday that takes him through the 2013-14 season. The deal replaces Rose's former deal that was set to expire next year.

"He's a great leader, he's a great teacher, he's great in the community, he's well respected nationally, his teams play with class and dignity, and people like him," BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. "He just showed an incredible amount of character, and courage and perseverance though this medical issue that he went through . . . all of those things add up to a guy that we want."

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.

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