Denver Mourns Loss of Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Jack Rose
Rose coached Denver’s baseball team for 36 seasons from 1962-97
DENVER – The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation today mourns the loss of former Pioneer baseball coach and DU Athletics Hall of Famer Jack Rose, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 86. “Jack was a wonderful man who had a tremendous impact on the University of Denver as a coach, as an educator and as a person,” Director of Athletics Ron Grahame said. “On the diamond he was a very successful coach who produced many pro prospects, continuing to build a tradition off success that continues to grow today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack’s family as they mourn a loss, but also celebrate a great life lived by a great Pioneer.”
Though many people have jobs or a profession, Coach Rose had a calling; a love for teaching and coaching. He was privileged to coach and improve the opportunities of hundreds of young men though athletic scholarships and an education at the University of Denver. His legacy is the accomplishments of the athletes he coached and the men they became.
With Rose coaching 36 seasons, his family would like to raise $3600 on behalf of Turn Two for Youth, a charitable organization that collects and distributes baseball equipment to children interested in playing America's favorite pastime.
Funeral services will take place Wednesday, November 7th at 10:30 a.m. MT at Fort Logan, as Rose will receive full military honors.