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Rick Majerus Fast Facts

Born: Feb 17, 1948
To Raymond and Alyce Majerus
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Siblings: sisters Tracy and Jodi

Sheboygan is 50 miles north of Milwaukee, famous for bratwurst and gemütlichkeit.
Rick's father, Raymond, worked at Kohler Co., in nearby Kohler, famous for plumbing fixtures.
Later, they moved to Milwaukee, famous for sausage, beer, and gemütlichkeit.

Died: December 1, 2012
Los Angeles, California


High School MUHS logo

Marquette Univ.
High School
College MU logo 1970

1979 Masters in
Guidance and Counseling

Mailing address:
Athletic Department
Saint Louis Univ.
DuBourg Hall, Room 38
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63103-2097

Coaching History

Years Position Institution Record
19??-?? Ad Hoc Coach Neeskara Playground Shirts: 578
Skins: 321
1968-69 Coach St. Sebastian's School

1969-71 Freshman Coach MUHS logo

Marquette Univ.
High School
1971-83 Asst. Coach MU logo

270-76 (.780)
1 NCAA Champs
1983-86 Head Coach MU logo

56-35 (.615)
1986-87 Asst. Coach Bucks logo Milwaukee Bucks 50-32 (.610)
1 NBA Playoff
1987-89 Head Coach Ball St. logo

Ball State
43-17 (.716)
1989-2004 Head Coach Utah logo

Univ of Utah
407-142 (.741)
4 Sweet 16
1 Final Four
2007-2012 Head Coach Billikens logo

St. Louis Univ.
1 NCAA Berth

International Coaching

Assistant, 1993 Team USA
Assistant, 1994 Dream Team II
Head Coach, 1997 USA 22-and-under World Championship Team


WAC Coach of the Year: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 (media), 1999
District Coach of the Year (1991, 1993, 1995, 1996)
Playboy Magazine Coach of the Year (1992)
Playboy Magazine Coach of the Year (1998)
UPI National Coach of the Year (1991)
Basketball Times National Coach of the Year (1991)
Utah Sports Person of the Year (1992 and 1997)
John Wooden Award (National Coach of the Year) 1998

Favorite Charities

Rick wrote an autobiography with Gene Wojciechowski (ESPN Magazine) which will be was published in 1999. Rick's royalties go to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. The title is, "My Life on a Napkin; Pillow Mints, Playground Dreams and Coaching the Runnin' Utes."

During the 1998 Final Four Rick wore a green ribbon pin in support of organ donation. The pins are a project of the United Network for Organ Sharing (800) 292-9548.

Rick donated a Reebok sweater he wore during the 1998 NCAA Tournament to the Cathedral of the Madeleine School. It was subsequently bought at auction by Jon Huntsman.

Majerus Miscellany

Rick was married to Cloe from 1987-1989.
Septuple by-pass operation: Salt Lake City, Dec 14, 1989.

Finished 1991 San Antonio Marathon in 5 hours, 54 mins and 29 sec.
He finish dead last, but alive. His effort raised $39,000 for charity.

Rick had a school-age reading program called "Readin' Utes".

In 1992 he filed as a candidate for the Utah State Board of Education. Under the state election rules for that position, a committee presents to the Governor a list of three candidates for each district. The Governor then selects two from the list to appear on the ballot. Coach Majerus was one of the 11 candidates, of the 24 filing, who were interviewed by the District 8 committee, but he did not make the list presented to the Governor.

Rick nicknamed Glenn Rivers "Doc" Rivers, for wearing a "Dr. J" t-shirt to a summer basketball camp.

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