Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced a multi-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season for head men’s basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg, effective immediately.
von Rosenberg recently completed his second season as the head coach of the Lions, leading the blue and gold to an overall record of 46-18 (.719) and two consecutive trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament’s regional semifinal round.
“To have Jaret von Rosenberg continue to lead Lion men’s basketball is a distinct honor and pleasure,” A&M-Commerce director of athletics Tim McMurray said. “His commitment to our Best in Class mission and his program’s core values place a strong emphasis on student-athlete success in the classroom, on the court, and in our community. His leadership checks each of those boxes. We are thrilled that Sarah, Jaxon, Ava, and Jaret will continue to be Lions.”
Under von Rosenberg’s tutelage, the Lions have been ranked as high as No. 10 nationally and have been ranked in the NCAA Division II South Central regional rankings in every release.
“In my first year observing our men’s basketball program, Coach Rose is an outstanding leader of men,” said A&M-Commerce President Dr. Mark Rudin. “I’m so impressed with his leadership and the way our student-athletes represent A&M-Commerce in the classroom and the community, not to mention two consecutive NCAA postseason trips. We look forward to the von Rosenbergs continuing to be part of the Lion family.”
The Lions have had four all-region selections, six all-Lone Star Conference selections, and a participant in the NABC Division II All-Star Game in only two seasons at the helm.
“My family and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to coach at such a great university and athletics department,” von Rosenberg said. “Stability is the key to building a nationally competitive basketball program. I want to personally thank Tim McMurray and Dr. Rudin for their support of the basketball program we are building. We have things moving in the right direction, but there is also plenty of work to do to have all of our goals and aspirations come to fruition.
“A special thank you to the players, coaching staff, and fans for all the hard work to make our success happen. It wouldn’t be possible without them. I look forward to the future as we continue to build a championship program in Commerce, Texas. My family and I love this community and are thrilled to be representing it for many years to come.”
von Rosenberg is married to the former Sarah Rasor, and the couple has a son, Jaxon, and a daughter, Ava.