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Rick Majerus, Rest in Peace

Had no idea until look­ing at his Wikipedia page that the man ini­tially hailed from She­boy­gan Falls.  Obvi­ously, he’s much more known for his years at Mar­quette Uni­ver­sity, first as an assis­tant to leg­endary coach Al McGuire and then as the sec­ond suc­ces­sor to Coach Al in 1983.

Majerus left the War­riors in 1986, but stayed in Mil­wau­kee as an assis­tant coach to Don Nel­son who was head coach of the Bucks at the time.

He will for­ever be remem­ber for Utah Bas­ket­ball and almost win­ning a national title with them, but to Wis­con­sin, he will always be part and par­cel to those who cheer for the War­riors and say “We are Marquette.”

Rest in Peace.

When Rick Majerus decided to take a leave of absence for health rea­sons, the news was concerning.

When he announced he wasn’t com­ing back to the Bil­likens at all, it was alarming.

Now the true extent of Majerus’ health issues has become known. Mul­ti­ple sources, includ­ing Majerus’ pro­tege and cur­rent Loy­ola (Chicago) head coach Porter Moser, have con­firmed that Majerus passed away today at the age of 64.

Details are in short sup­ply at this time, but CBT (Col­lege Bas­ket­ball Talk) will update the story as more news comes to light.

Majerus began his career with the then-independent Mar­quette War­riors, and jumped to Ball State after three years in Mil­wau­kee. He became best known as head man of the Utah Utes, mak­ing it all the way to the NCAA title game in 1998. He led St. Louis to a 26–8 record and an NCAA berth in his final sea­son as Bil­likens head coach.

Majerus’ over­all record as a col­le­giate head coach was 517–215.

 

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  • guest

    Thought You Knew
    Every­thing About She­boy­gan ?
    Did you know his fam­ily left area because his father was leader in United Auto Work­ers Nation­wide?
    Think he even­tu­ally was the #2 guy in The UAW
    Guess now you’ll hate him.…it’s how you seem to roll