Entering his 18th year at
Rosborough’s often behind-the-scenes efforts were evident in 2004-05, as his steady hand molded the Wildcat perimeter into one of the nation’s most productive. After struggling out of the gate, the Wildcats caught fire, shooting better than 50 percent from the floor over it’s last 28 games, all while increasing assists and decreasing turnovers as the club won 30 games, claimed the school’s 11th Pac-10 championship and advanced to the NCAA regional final for the third time in the last five years. His efforts could also be seen in the maturation of Salim Stoudamire, as Rosborough helped the senior become the most accurate and one of the most productive guards in the country.
2003-04 saw the Wildcats use a perimeter-dominant lineup that finished the season as the nation’s top-scoring team (87.1 ppg) for the second year in a row and ranked third nationally in assists per game (18.7 apg). Along the way,
The 2002-03 campaign saw Rosborough put in some of his best work. He turned a senior, a sophomore and three freshmen into arguably the finest perimeter group, a group that was the driving force behind a club that won 28 games, spent 13 weeks atop the Associated Press’ top-25 poll and won the school’s 10th Pac-10 championship. With Rosborough’s assistance,
Rosborough’s cool demeanor was essential in 2001-02 as the Wildcat staff molded a squad made up of three juniors and seven underclassmen into the eventual Pac-10 Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Sweet “16" participants. With Rosborough’s assistance as a motivator and strategist,
One needs to look no further than his performance during Olson's leave of absence in the middle of the 2000‑01 season to realize just how crucial Rosborough is to Wildcat basketball. Despite high emotions on and off the court, he led the team to a 3‑1 Pac‑10 record in Olson's absence, including a road sweep of the
Rosborough was promoted to associate head coach following
Game preparation and defense are Rosborough's main focuses for the Cats and it is no coincidence that those have been crucial elements of
Rosborough also directs the Lute Olson Basketball Camps, oversees most daily office operations and is greatly involved with the academic progress of the players. In addition, he has been closely involved in recruiting efforts that have consistently attracted top‑flight classes, including the 2005‑06 class, which is ranked among the top 10 in the nation.
Rosborough, who will turn 62 in December, was a top aide to Olson at
When Olson departed for
Rosborough took his first head coaching position at
Rosborough is in his 33rd season of intercollegiate athletics at the Division I level. A 1962 graduate of
He received his bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1966 from