UP CLOSE: Coach Dave Rose

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Nickname: "Coach"

Favorite cold cereal: Frosted Flakes

Favorite Steve Cleveland quote: "That's what we have to do."

Why I chose to play basketball over other sports: I love this game.

Before a Basketball game, I: Take a nap.

How did I spend my off-season: Recruiting, basketball camps, watching film and family vacation.

Who has had the greatest influence on my basketball career and why: Former coaches and former players.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Winning championships.

Who is the best player I've ever faced: Charles Barkley.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Win a national championship.

The dirtiest team I've every played is: Arkansas.

One place I would like to visit: Wimbledon.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from basketball: Boating and water sports.

The best book I've ever read: Leading With The Heart.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement: Playing for the National Championship and winning conference championships.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept: My family.

My favorite web site is: www.espn.com

My advice to youngsters: "Work hard. Play hard. Be Smart."

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I love to eat.

My favorite scripture: D & C 82:10.

People say I look like: Mikee on the Life cereal commercial.

If I were on "Who wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My wife Cheryl, she knows everything.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Phil Jackson, Coach K and Coach Wooden.

On game day how do your friends and relatives follow the game: My wife Cheryl and family sit six rows up in the Marriott Center. I wave to my 10-year-old Taylor before every game.