A school spokesman said Rose has nothing further to say about the season beyond the comments she made to Observer columnist Tom Sorensen in February after a 59-56 loss to Marshall, the third defeat in what would become a six-game losing streak.
Here’s the portion of Sorensen’s column in which Rose was quoted:
“Rose doesn’t regret (coach Alan Major’s contract) extension. She says Major and his assistants are recruiting ‘the right kind of kids.’ She says the team has lost its focus; it’s not the team it was early this season. But she still believes in the players and the coaches.
“You haven’t lost faith in Major?
“ ‘No,’ Rose says after the game. ‘No. Absolutely not.’ ”
The 49ers, who had nonconference victories against
Michigan and , finished the
season winning three of four games, bowing out of the Conference USA tournament’s
The 49ers were 17-14, their second consecutive winning season under Major, who has a four-year record of 61-63 at
Major received a three-year contract extension in 2013, keeping him at the school through 2017-18 at an annual salary of $465,000.
Attendance at Halton Arena averaged 5,111 this season, lowest in the building’s 18-year history. Charlotte's last NCAA tournament appearance was in 2005.
The 49ers had just one senior on this season’s team (guard Ben Cherry) and have a strong recruiting class (guards Keyshawn Woods and Torin Dorn) and talented transfers in guard Braxton Ogbueze and forward Bernard Sullivan coming in for the 2014-15 season.