Rick Majerus

Basketball Player and Coach
Born Feb 17, 1948
Hometown Sheboygan Falls, ...
Died Dec 1, 2012
Death Place Old Los Angeles
Other Names Majerus, Richard R.

Rick Majerus was an American college basketball coach. He coached at Marquette University (1983–1986), Ball State University (1987–1989), the University of Utah (1989–2004), and Saint Louis University (2007-2012). Majerus' most successful season came at Utah in the 1997-98 season, when the Utes finished as NCAA national runners-up.… Read More

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  • Nuggets End Jazz's Streak
    Huffington Post - Apr 04, 2013
  • Underducks Moving On
    Huffington Post Sports - Mar 24, 2013
  • The Round Of 64 From A(Tlantic 10) To Z(Ags)
    Huffington Post - Mar 23, 2013
  • Majerus' Style Lives On With Saint Louis
    Huffington Post Sports - Mar 21, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rick Majerus.


1948 Birth Born on February 17, 1948.


1966 18 Years Old Majerus graduated from Marquette University High School in 1966 and then attended Marquette University, where he tried out as a walk-on in the 1967 season. … Read More


1970 22 Years Old He graduated in 1970 with a degree in history. … Read More
1977 29 Years Old He was an assistant coach with the Marquette Warriors for 12 years under mentor Al McGuire, until 1977, and under Hank Raymonds until taking over as head coach in 1983.


1986 38 Years Old After three years as head coach at Marquette, and a 56-35 record, he became an assistant coach with the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks for the 1986–87 season.
1987 39 Years Old He coached at Ball State during the 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons, finishing with a record of 43–17.


1994 46 Years Old He was an assistant coach under Don Nelson for the US national team in the 1994 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.


1998 50 Years Old Majerus led Utah to the Final Four in 1998, eventually losing to Kentucky in the National Championship Game. … Read More
2001 53 Years Old Allred transferred after the 2001-02 season, but Majerus was later "cleared of any wrongdoing." … Read More
2004 56 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 15, 2004, Majerus was hired as coach of the University of Southern California basketball team; he was to replace interim coach Jim Saia, who was replacing fired coach Henry Bibby, with Majerus taking over effective April 1, 2005. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old On April 27, 2007, Majerus accepted the head coaching position at Saint Louis University. … Read More


2011 63 Years Old Majerus' mother, Alyce, died on August 6, 2011.
It was announced on August 24, 2012 that Majerus would not coach the 2012-2013 season due to health issues.
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