At the age of 40, TJ Rosene is entering his 17th season as a head college coach. The last 12 of those have been at the helm of the Lions. During that time, Rosene has coached in 6 national championship games between NAIA and NCCAA. In the Lions final year as an NAIA member the Lions made it all the way to the National Championship game. In the 4 years following the Lions played post season in the NCCAA winning 2 National Championships. 2018 will be the Lions’ first season as full NCAA Division 2 members. The Lions have won 3 NCCAA National Championships since 2009. Rosene has accumulated over 350 wins with 12 20-win seasons, including a current streak of 10 consecutive 20-win seasons in a row. Rosene has 3 times been named National Coach of the Year.
Coach Rosene was born into the profession. He is the son of a long time high school coach who he played for at Oconee County High School. Rosene says, “Coaching is a rare opportunity to shape and mold the lives of young people. It is privilege that I never take for granted. My father taught me how to use coaching and the game of basketball to change lives and make an impact, and for that I am forever grateful.”
Coach Rosene is married to Erin (Reeves) Rosene, and they have 4 children – Boston, Bella, Presley, and River.
Coach Rosene's 2018-19 Commitment Statement:
"You can count on me to develop, engage, and empower men of great influence. I will communicate to challenge and uplift. You can count on me to not only lead the way\ but to go the way. You can count on me to lead with humility and pursue excellence with energy and resilience. I will lead these amazing young men in an unwavering pursuit of being school changers, game changers, and world changers. The Lord will lead our steps, and our love for others will be evident.