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Who is going to replace Dave Rose?

Mar 27, 2019, 7:23 AM
Dave Rose...
Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose speaks during media day in Provo on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah — Now that Dave Rose is retiring as head coach of BYU Men’s Basketball, the search is on for a replacement.

While the replacement is up in the air it seems that all of the sports writers are pointing to Mark Pope as the top name.

Pope is currently the head coach for UVU’s Men’s Basketball after his spot as the top assistant at BYU from 2011 to 2015.

Since taking up his post at UVU he helped the Wolverine’s beat the Coug’s at the Marriott Center in 2016.

This season was almost one of the best for UVU  where lost in the quarterfinals of the CBI Monday night but what almost became their best season so far.

One of the unique challenges that BYU has being a private religious school is that their new head coach must be an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

With that in mind, and their strong resumes to consider, other top names include Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen, Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen, who happens to be in town Wednesday as the Lakers face the Jazz.

Other names to consider is Portland State’s head coach Barrett Peery,  BYU women’s basketball head coach Jeff Judkins, and his brother Jon Judkins who is the Dixie State University men’s basketball head coach.

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Who is going to replace Dave Rose?