Dec 3, 2012
Rick Majerus Dies At 64

The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/rick-majerus-college-basketball-coach-dies-at-64/2012/12/03/a16626f0-3c98-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html

Rick Majerus, the jovial basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Dec. 1 at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 64.

Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman, the coach’s longtime friend, confirmed in a statement released through the Salt Lake Tribune that Mr. Majerus died of a heart ailment. The coach had been hospitalized for several months.

Players remembered Mr. Majerus, who got his start as an assistant under Al McGuire at Marquette, as a coach who was exacting and perhaps a bit unorthodox at times but always fair. Mr. Majerus was known for assembling rosters with an international flair, and his final team at Saint Louis had players from Australia and New Zealand.

Saint Louis athletic director Chris May said in a statement that what he would remember most about Mr. Majerus “was his enduring passion to see his players excel both on and off the court.”

“He truly embraced the term ‘student-athlete, ‘ and I think that will be his lasting legacy, May added.

, Rick Majerus Dies At 64

The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/rick-majerus-college-basketball-coach-dies-at-64/2012/12/03/a16626f0-3c98-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html

Rick Majerus, the jovial basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Dec. 1 at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 64.

Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman, the coach’s longtime friend, confirmed in a statement released through the Salt Lake Tribune that Mr. Majerus died of a heart ailment. The coach had been hospitalized for several months.

Players remembered Mr. Majerus, who got his start as an assistant under Al McGuire at Marquette, as a coach who was exacting and perhaps a bit unorthodox at times but always fair. Mr. Majerus was known for assembling rosters with an international flair, and his final team at Saint Louis had players from Australia and New Zealand.

Saint Louis athletic director Chris May said in a statement that what he would remember most about Mr. Majerus was his enduring passion to see his players excel both on and off the court.”

“He truly embraced the term ‘student-athlete, ‘ and I think that will be his lasting legacy, ” May added.






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