Chandler Rose enters his fourth season as a Falcon baseball coach. Rose comes to the Academy after one year as an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Rose is responsible for the Falcon infielders and the Falcon hitters. He also handles the third base coaching duties, summer ball placement for returning players and is heavily involved in the nation-wide recruiting effort. With his Florida background, Rose is primarily responsible for recruiting the southeast region.
Under Rose's tutelage Air Force has increased its batting average every year, from .246 the year before he took over the hitters in 2007, to .291 in 2009. In 2009, junior designated hitter Matt Alexander became Air Force's first All-American under Rose's guidance, earning first-team All-NCBWA honors.
Under Rose, Air Force has had three Mountain West Conference hitters of the week.
Air Force has also posted three of its best four fielding years in school history since Rose began working with the Falcon infield.
During the summer of 2007, Rose was an assistant coach for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League for the second-season in a row. Rose was named NWL Coach of the Year as the Beetles led the league in hitting under his guidance.
Rose is a 2004 graduate of Central Florida, where he was a two-year letterwinner. Rose was an Atlantic Sun All-Conference selection his senior year as a shortstop and helped lead UCF to the Atlantic Sun Championship and played in the championship of the Tallahassee Regional.
Rose began his collegiate playing career at New Orleans playing for the Privateers as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to UCF.
The Fort Myers, Fla., native got his coaching start as an assistant for the Winter Park Diamond Dogs of the Florida Collegiate League in 2005. Rose has also worked at the University of Florida, UCF and FGCU summer baseball camps.
In his first year as an assistant at Florida Gulf Coast, Rose helped lead FGCU to a 41-17 record and a trip to the NCAA Div. II South Regional in 2006.
Rose currently resides in Castle Rock with his wife Sara.