Home » Lee Rose. former head coach of Charlotte 49ers, passes away at 85
Through it all, Rose remained a fan of the Charlotte 49ers program, regularly attending home basketball games at Halton Arena after retiring.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lee Rose, who led Purdue and Charlotte to the men’s Final Four, has died. He was 85.
UNC Charlotte said Rose died Tuesday in Charlotte. The school did not provide a cause of death.
Rose led the 49ers to the 1976 NIT championship game and to the school’s only Final Four in 1977. He went 72-18 in three years at Charlotte before taking over at Purdue. He spent just two seasons with the Boilermakers, going 50-18 and going to the Final Four in 1979.
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