Ricky, it will be a year tomorrow since you left and thoughts of you weigh heavily on my mind. I know that you are in heaven with Alyce and Ray and Mom and Dada and Bobby but I still wish that we could be once again be laughing in the corner of the cloak room instead.
Time goes by so fast......every day I hear Coach's voice and miss his influence and presence in my life like so many others. Rest in peace Chief........Jude
I remember Coach Majerus at University of Utah. RIP to a man who touched so many lives. He will be missed.
He was like a big teddy bear.
I wish to express my condolences to the Majerus family. Had a chance to view the SLU tribute and Coach Crews, his players and the SLU administraton put together a touching tribute to a great man. Tom Hogan MU74
We have many wonderful memories of Rick and our father, Dr. Nick Topetzes. we are sure they are enjoying each other's company in heaven. may his memory be eternal.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Rick in person; I only knew of his devotion for his family and friends through your words and his acts of kindness.
God will give you and your family strength during these times of sorrow -- and remember, you have memories of Rick that will live forever. Love you all.
what great man when you at utah you knew byu would lose to the utes because your the man .you will always be a utah man . go utes
Jodi and Tracy,
Many memories from the days on 53rd..Rick was always so nice and we have many fond memories of Ray, Alyce and of course, Fletcher. The O'Neill and Hilbert families send their sympathy and prayers.
Rest in peace, Coach Majerus. I'll miss seeing you stalk the sidelines at Chaifetz Arena.
jodi.....neil(and jane)mandelman wish you peace in the loss of your brother.he was certainly well loved by many.
Coach thanks for letting a coach from Kansas come work the running utes camp. Learned more ball there than anywhere. Man could this guy put on a lecture. You have left your mark on the game and also on many player lifes. You will be missed. Thanks again for all you did for our great game!!
RIP Coach...I grew up in Milwaukee and played basketball for one of the Catholic HS during the late 1960s (not MUHS). During summers, Rick would frequently get a bunch of us from different nearby HS together to play basketball at neighborhood playgrounds. The playground games were great; it was fun to become friends with other HS players; and, of course, get to know Coach...I always thought he was much older than us HS kids...turns out, he was only a few years older, but quite a bit more mature.
Coach was like a father. He helped me battle through heart surgery and how ironic this year I had to also step away as I will need a transplant. I will always love him for being there in so many ways. I miss you already Rick!
Rick was always at the Rich Panella events and Rick was always thoughtful and generous. I had always considered a family member of the Panella family.He was one of the most unforgeettable people in our lives. May Rick rest in the arms of our loving God.
Thanks for the amazing memories good man,
the Warriors will never forget you!!
Rest in Peace.
Rick was a caring individual and loved his players. He was a pleasure to work with. My prayers to the family. David Leigh
Never met the Coach but was in the arena for some classic battles between South
Carolina and Marquette in the 70's - Al McGuire against his old college coach - Frank McGuire - Rick and Hank Raymond's on the Marquette bench - for a period Donnie Walsh on the South Carolina bench - great games , great coaches - now all but Donnie gone. I can imagine there is already a coaching clinic going on in heaven with all of the above.
I sent my two sons to Cardinal Stritch Rick Majerus Camp. They said that you didn't look like a basketball player.
I remarked that you probably were one of ten guys who knew more than anyone about how to play basketball. Suggested my sons listen and learn.
Later when attending MUHS themselves we concuded as Utah played Kentucky, that you probably were one of those guys. God Bless.
I am saddened to hear of Rick's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him in SLC when I worked at KALL radio. Rick was always good for a laugh and just a very nice person. Condolences to his family, and he will be missed.
Although I am a devout BYU fan! I was saddened by the passing of Coach Majerus. He was a great coach and did a lot for the Salt Lake comunity and the U of U teams he coached. I know he will be great missed by all!
Had the chance to sit with Coach at the NIKE Clinic at Mohegan Sun a few years ago. He came upstairs where a bunch of the Maine High School Coaches were enjoying shrimp and lobster tails. Talked a lot of hoop and laughed a lot. Coach Majerus, RIP, you will be missed.
~Circle of life~
Our family of Condolences
be missed stern very smart
made with years of coach humor
Untill we all meet again
so long friend'
enjoy a new Spiritual Journey
Jodi and Tracy, you and yours have my deepest sympathy. My father and your father worked together and I remember several family get-to-gethers. Rick is reunited with his beloved parents and may be rest in peasce.
Pat (Kranjec) Brunker
Jodi and Tracy, Rick was a wonderful man on and off the court. His heart was as big as he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Over the course of his life and brilliant career, Rick touched the lives of thousands of people...all in a positive way. A great coach and a great man.
Ricky--Thanks for the memories--from St. Kate's to the end. Rest in peace.
Jodi, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Brother Rick. It's been several years since we last talked or saw each other but I do know the Love that you had for him and your family. May peace and comfort see you thru these next days. Blessings...Vaughn Whiteman, Springfield, Il
Rick Majerus made my college experience wonderfull. I am so thankful for all the games I was able to attend with my father and friends. I always have enjoyed going to the games, but when Coach Majerus was there it was very special. Thank you Coach Majerus for adding to my life experience.
Jodi and Tracy--Your brother was an amazing man who touched the lives of many people in an out of basketball. I grew up in Wisconsin but moved to Utah the same year Rick did. I had an office in 'his' hotel, and was privileged to be his friend. He spoke so frequently of you, Tory and Kelly and his Mom.
Rick was really something special. While many will remember him as a brilliant coach, his legacy encompasses the tremendous impact he had people. He challenged them to think-- he made them laugh--and when they weren't looking, he did something wonderful for them.
Coach Rick - the best job I had was working for you as your Personal Assistant from 1984 - 1986. We remained very close friends throughout all the years. You helped me with getting the interview at Martin Marietta in Orlando, FL. When you came to Las Vegas, it was awesome to go to lunch or dinner with you when your schedule allowed. You will be missed but will remain forever in our hearts. My condolences to your family and friends. I have a passion for long distance running so I am dedicating my 2013 season in your honor and hopefully to raise money for the Majerus Foundation. Rest in Peace. You are with your mom and dad now. Wish I could make it to your service but I can't get off work. Love ya man. Teri Woodward Radke
Rest in Peace; you were one of a kind and we'll remember you always.
You were a friend to so many and kind to so many young people. The state of Wisconsin and the basketball world have lost a great son. Condolences to the Majerus family and rest in peace Rick.
To Rick's family,losing someone to death is hard but Our God in Heaven can, and will, make it easier for you.Know that he has said"I-I myself am the One that is comforting you people."isaiah 51:12"......
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace
for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide
you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in
Paradise. John 17:3
Coach Majerus is the reason why I stopped pretending to be a Mizzou fan, and started supporting my hometown team.
Rick, You sure were a Comet in the SkyWe sure had pleasure at MUHS &thnx for letting the kids at St John's Sch for the Deaf do Al's Run free.Tom
Coach u were a great man u will be missed utah utes is still a great basketball team but would be even better if u were still here
We are so sorry about Coach's death. He was an amazing man. He was a basketball genius and a truly good man. I wish we had him in our lives so much longer. Rest in peace, Rick Mujerus.
HEY RICK I USED TO WATCH YOU WHEN YOU COACHED FOR UTAH...MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND HE PEOPLE YOU TOUCHED..YOU WILL BE MISSED
So sorry for your loss. Our appreciation abounds with gratitude for the many lives that were touched by Coach Majerus' committment to his craft and the way he motivated others to expire to their highest potential. Jesus must have been referring to persons like Coach when he made the promise at Luke 23:43. Rest in peace, Coach Majerus, a man who gave his all!
Thanks for the best Utah Basketball ever!
Im sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved one can be hard. I hope Matthew 5:4 can give you comfort. My condolences to your family
Rick was a great, funny guy and ran a classy program. He will be missed.
Rick Majerus – The kindest man I ever met.
I've told this story many times to family members and friends, but I never imagined sharing it publically until now. I met Rick Majerus in late 2001 while traveling to Utah for work. I stayed at the Marriott hotel on the University of Utah campus where Coach Majerus also called home. He had a suite at the hotel that he used during the season according to some friends. I didn't know this when I booked the hotel so you can imagine my surprise when I ran into him in the lounge while watching ESPN and catching up my notes from my daily sales calls. Coach Majerus is an unmistakable guy when you meet him in person and that was confirmed by the sincere smile and “hello” he granted me as we passed. I mentioned some of the games I had seen during the Thanksgiving break and talked about a few of the upsets. He said, “You never know in college basketball, upsets are inevitable.”
I thought that would be the only time I would ever see Coach Majerus and I recorded it as a positive experience while thinking to myself, “what a nice guy.” Later, I would realize what that actually meant. The next evening I was in the same lounge with my laptop doing some work and planning my sales route for the next day. To my surprise, in walks Coach Majerus, he grabs a few appetizers off the food bar and walks by. He stopped, wheeled around and said: “Hey, aren't you the fella who told me about those upsets last week?” I replied, “Yes sir, there were some great games that week.” He smiled and said, “Are you busy right now?” Not to be one to be too busy for Coach Majerus I said, “oh it's just work stuff, but it can wait” while dying to hear what he was about to offer. He then offered, “Would you like to go to the game tonight?” Now I am thinking, what a really nice guy to offer me tickets to the game tonight and I started to think of who in Salt Lake City I could call to invite along. I said, “Sure I would love to go!” Thinking I would hear something like, “I'll leave you some tickets at the box office”, but instead he said, “Well…let's go, we don't want to be late.” Puzzled at his response I said, “You mean, right now? With you?” He smiled and replied: “Of course, who else?” I told him I would be right downstairs I just needed to drop off my stuff in my room and I would be 5 minutes at the most. He shook his head and called over to the concierge by name and kindly asked her if she would return my items to my room for me so that we could leave immediately. She obliged and we were off. The whole time I am in shock as to what is going on along with being completely star struck at this coaching legend who is taking a perfect stranger to a game with him. I figured, why not? This couldn't get any better. Well, it did.
We headed downstairs and the bell hop had pulled his Ford Explorer around and handed Coach the keys. Coach immediately tossed them to me and said, “You don't mind driving do you? I have some things to do on the way.” I of course agreed and we were off except I had no idea where to go. Coach knew this and very kindly gave me turn by turn directions to the rear of the arena. As we drove, Coach asked several questions such as where I grew up and how big my family was and whether I played any ball as a kid. He mixed in references to my story such as guys he had recruited in the Southeast where I grew up and he wondered why I wasn't a Blue Devil or Tarheel fan. He mentioned the difficulty in recruiting good players from the Southeast to come play in Utah. He also wondered why a short guy, who only played basketball as a kid, liked college basketball so much. I explained how my father, who didn't let us have a TV when we were kids, would occasionally rent one and we would watch March Madness and be enthralled by the exciting tournament. He thought that was funny and made a reference to how kids watch too much TV these days anyway.
We parked and a couple of eager assistants ran out to gather his bags, confused by my presence, but didn't question the Coach as we headed into the arena. He never mentioned that I was a stranger he had met in the hotel just the day before; instead he treated me like family. I figured this was the end of my journey with the Coach and I would be given some seats and watch the game. We walked down the hallway and into the locker room. We sat down by his assistants and he introduced me to everyone. I was trying to take it all in as he started his pregame talks with the assistants on their game plan, who should play, etc. He turned to me and said: “are you hungry?” I politely declined, but he insisted and said, “Hey look, don't be shy, we are getting food, you might as well have some too. How about a hot dog, Coke, something? Whatever you want, just tell these guys and they will bring it.” I ordered a hot dog and a coke and watched them plan the game. Coach opened up a locker and there, neatly stacked were his trademark sweaters, each neatly arranged in plastic wrappers. I thought to myself, “Does he wear a new sweater every game? That's pretty cool.”
The food arrived and we had our hot dogs and Cokes while the players filed in getting ready for the game. Coach turned to me and said, “Hey, let's get you a seat.” We walked out to the basketball floor and he grabbed another young assistant and asked him to find me a seat to the game, preferably behind the bench with a good view. I saw the assistant speak with some folks in suits and within a few minutes I was offered a seat right behind the bench with the best view I've ever had for a game. He asked me if I needed any food or drink and if I should require anything throughout the game to just come and get him. Again, not used to being treated this well, I politely declined and watched the game. The game was great (they played Idaho State I believe) and the Utes won with a comfortable margin, pulling away in the second half. I paid close attention to Coach and he guided his team with the same animation and fervor that he was famous for. It was a real treat to watch him up close in action. I could hear everything as he shouted warnings, advice, disappointment and praise throughout the game.
As the game ended, I was completely satisfied with my experience as it was one I would never forget. I thought about turning to go to the exit when the same young assistant who had seated me earlier grabbed me and said, “Coach would like you to come to the locker room.” So I headed back where I heard his speech to the players which was congratulations mixed with valuable advice on defense, offense, the value of free throws and how each of these makes a huge difference at the end of the game. The coached turned to leave the room and he recognized me. He asked in a very genuine tone as if I was his own son, “How did you like the game? Were your seats okay? Did you get something to eat?” I nodded and thanked him for the 20th time for the hospitality and experience. We chatted briefly about the game and about the free throws. I remember him saying, “There is no reason to miss a free throw, you have no one guarding you and you have time to get your feet set, it's that simple.”
I congratulated him on the win once again and he then apologized that he had to run to some post game meetings and he that would bring me along, but they would be boring for me. He grabbed a young assistant and instructed him to drive me to the hotel. I thanked him again and with a firm handshake we parted. His assistant asked me how I knew the Coach on our way back to the hotel. I told him how we had just met the night before. The assistant was confused, but smiled and said, “Yeah, Coach Majerus is a great guy.”
Unfortunately, I had to leave the next day and on my way out I left a note with the concierge thanking him for his time and thoughtfulness while wishing him the best in the upcoming season. I've watched over the years as his coaching time ended at Utah, then the time at ESPN and the unfortunate experience with UCLA. I've wondered, given his health and if his mother was closer, if he could have made some real history at UCLA. Given the recruiting pull of the school and the resources at his fingertips, we could have seen one of the greatest coaching runs ever. I believe he later admitted that his mother's health and being so far away from her is the reason for his sudden departure. I think that sums up the Coach very well. While he was arguably one of the sharpest minds in basketball, he knew what was important, like staying close to family or inviting a perfect stranger to a ball game with him. So is Rick Majerus the kindest man I've ever met? I would have to say yes.
To the man who put the state of Utah, and the University of Utah Athletics on a national stage, I say thank you. Many great memories watching your teams throughout the 90's. God bless you Coach and rest in peace!
My condolences to the family, May the God who gives peace be with all of you. Romans 15:33
I loved your career;Marquette fan; worked in a union shop for which your father was a big union man. Will miss you as I followed you after leaving Marquette
To the family of Rick Majerus may God give you comfort and peace by means of prayer - Philippians 4:6,7. My deepest sympapthy
My heart goes out to his family during this time of loss. Pray that "the God of all comfort" brings the Majerus family comfort at this difficult time.
Though I personally did not know Coach Majerus, I feel like I have lost a family member. As the Coach of the Runnin Utes, I followed Coach through all the years and I was his biggest fan. I graduated from the University of Utah and lived in Utah many years. I even have a picture of Coach and myself on the wall taken in 1999 as part of his book signing. Thanks for everything you did Coach Majerus and we all will miss you. My sympathy to all the family.
Rick was the best! I was a grad student in Journalism at Marquette when I did a profile on Rick, then the second Asst. to Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds. He was genuine; he lived, sleeped and died basketball. He gave me an entree to Al, and he also got me to audit Hank Raymonds course on Coaching Basketball. He learned from the best; Al was the best at capturing the tempo or pulse of the game, and Hank was the best Xs and Os tactitioner, bar none! From the Mid 60s thru the Mid 70s, when UCLA won 10 championships under John Wooden, Marquette was the second best team of that era. With Rick's passing, it is the end of that era. RIP, Big Guy!
RIP Rick! Things in heaven will never be the same with you up there. They will never be the same here either with you "up there". So many GOOD '70s memories!
As a life-long basketball fan and a Utah alum, I count Rick's tenure at Utah among my fondest memories. He took a once-powerful team that had sunk into a moribund status and not only returned it to power status, but elevated it to new heights.
Beyond that, he mentored many young men and helped to put them on a path to life achievements that they might well have never reached otherwise. The graduation rate among his players was among the highest in the NCAA which says a lot about Rick and the program he ran.
He was a unique individual and one of the finest basketball minds of all time. He will be sorely missed by all who love the game of college basketball.
When a Men's Division 1 Basketball coach at a major university (Utah) took a one year leave of absence to care for his ailing mother - he earned my respect as a real man. A caring man. The type of man I can only hope to be.
May God rest you soul Couch Majerus. Peace be with you.
Will miss you in that sweater. Best coach ever.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved one is hard to go through. I will keep you in my prayers.
Coach will be missed, glad to see him last year when St. Louis played in the UNM PIT, we had seen him every year when he coached Utah, stroll the sidelines working the refs, sometimes stomping his feet, we have much RESPECT for coach Rick.
My condolences are with his family during this difficult time. This man helped put Sheboygan on the map and put a dream in anyone that loved basketball. His mentor Al McGuire and him are synomonous with hard work and winning. Rick you exemplify Ralph Waldo Emersons statement to make this world a better place. It is because of those days in plaid at Marquette my father pushed each of his kids to excellence and perfection. You will be missed but never forgotten
Thanks for all you did for Saint Louis University I knew you were perfect for the job. We have lost a great guy, great coach, and a tough Luxembourger. RIP, you deserve it.
Pete Lally SLU 1970
Hell of a Coach. Basketball lost a great one. R.I.P. Coach Majerus!
Coach, I have followed your career since I was a senior at Marquette in 1977. You always seemed to be a class act and a kind human being. I'm sure Coach McGuire and Coach Raymonds were there to greet you on the other side.
RIP Coach Majerus - one of the greatest basketball minds in the country. It is so sad that Coach had to leave us at such a young age.
Oh Coach Majerus. I was lucky enough to get to meet you in Las Vegas during a WAC Basketball Game. You were so kind. I had on my Fresno State sweatshirt & you made a comment about Fresno having a Great Coach (Coach Tark). I was impressed on how nice you were. I will miss you. You are in a far better place now. Bless you & RIP Coach.
Coach Majerus always asked about my family, would always call me back, taught me incredible amounts of basketball, considered me a friend. I worked his Medalist All-Star camps in Naperville, Illinois for many years - what a great experience! My older son's first overnight camp was at Utah; he loved it. Coach's love of life and basketball extends to players I coach today. I will miss him deeply. My sympathy to Rick's family. I know he is moving salt and papper shakers with John Wooden at this moment; I would guess my own father - who met Rick in the 1980's - is looking over their shoulders.
Love you, Coach
Lincoln-Way East HS
RIP Coach Majerus. Rick Majerus was and always be a very revered figure in Wisconsin sports long after he left America's Dairyland in 1987. He was more than willing to provide a voice to all four of Wisconsin's D1 college basketball teams struggling to find respect. Despite I am a Badgers fan, we have always treasured the contributions he has made.
Sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was one of the BEST. You are up here with the best. Al and John
I had the opportunity to get to know Rick when I was a student at Marquette University 77-81. Yes, he got excited as a coach, but off the floor, he was a warm and compassionate person. He will be missed by many
My late husband and I admired Mr. Majerus. As a transplanted Kentuckian living in Utah we especially enjoyed that NCAA game lost to Kentucky. We were visiting my home state when it occurred--I was worried as my husband sported his Univ. of UT tee shirt in the world of Kentucky blue!
Rest in peace, Coach. You inspired so many.
A Ute fan in spite of Kentucky Wildcat roots!
Rick Majerus was a brilliant coach and more importantly, a man who cared about his "kids". All my prayers and sympathy to the family of this man who brought this Hoosier gal so much pleasure watching him coach the game I love so much. John Wooden has a space at the table waiting my friend.
May the GOD who comforts all comfort you in your time of pain and grief. (2corinth. 1:3) May your fond memories of him bring you comfort and peace.
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing God has promised He will do away with sickness, pain and death for His word is truth.
I didn't know coach Rick but he was one of my favorites in college basketball. RIP coach.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
My heart has a hole in it since my dad, Henry Roepke called me today to tell me about Rick. Rick was cut from a different mold. If you ever needed anything he was there for you. Everyone came first. He was a great and honest man. Caring and loving. Always talking about his love of his family. And after all that a legendary coach. He will be missed. My son went to his basketball camp because Rick wanted him to. And he didn't even know my son very well. They just met at my dad's house one day. There will never be another man like Rick. We will miss you buddy!!!
I am a Ball State Alumnus that attended Ball State during the time when Ball State had its first ever NCAA tournament win over Pittsburgh. This was a great time for the university and its athletic program and is a time that I will never forget. He cared so much for all of his players wherever he coached throughout his career and anyone that met him should never forget the words of wisdom he provided about life and basketball. His passing is a sad day for college basketball and all the players that he coached as well as all family and friends of "Coach".
Rest in peace Coach Majerus and thank you for your contributions to the game of basketball!!
I played under Rick as a high school freshman at MUHS in Milwaukee. Unforgettable times and loved watching his rise over the years. Last saw him in San Jose coaching Utah in a NCAA regional tournament. Very sad to hear of his passing.
To the family of Rick Majerus,
I am so sorry for you loss. I pray that you may find peace and comfort at this time.
What an inspiration Coach Majerus has been to coaches and players everywhere. A sad day for basketball fans. He was a brilliant coach, but an even better human being. He will be sorely missed.
Coach thank you for the great memory's at Chaifetz Arena the house you built.. SLU basketball will not be the same.. God Bless to your family friends and players you have touched along the way including little arena employees like myself.. My father always told me bout you growing up then you came to SLU he was ecstatic... R I P
The Moore Family
To Mr. Majerus Family,
The beauty of stars and constellations
Will be admired all the more now
Your dearest brother is up there
Shining like a bright star.
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing God has promised He will do away with sickness, pain and death for His word is truth.
RIP...Coach. You were a credit to college basketball. I'll never forget you with Al McGuire & Hank Raymonds on the bench during the 1977 National championship. The Warrior's were great back then..and you were a big part of it.
Rest in piece Rick: U were a great man and helped and touched so many. U were loved by more than u will ever know!!
RIP coach,enjoyed seeing you coach at Utah. He was a great teacher of the game of basketball. Had a chance to meet him back in the 90's at a AAU tourament in Utah.
I have been a fan of yours for many years. And that was before I had the privilege to get a glimpse of the man that you were by reading Bernie Miklasz' column! RIP!
This is a sad day for all of us. I worked at Rick's basketball camp for 13 straight summers at Utah. That first summer I was 25 years old with no experience as a coach or a player. Within 10 years, I became a college coach and a head coach at a large high school. Almost everything I learned about basketball, I learned from Rick. In 1992, my second year working camp, Rick sent me a personal letter on Utah letterhead. I cherish it to this day. He thanked me for working his camp, and told me that if I ever needed anything, I should not hesitate to ask. I was a nobody in the basketball world, and he treated me like a somebody. Rick's legacy will live on. I still coach basketball, and 90% of what I teach my players, I learned from Rick. Rest in Peace, Coach. You were the best!
Thank you for all you brought to the basketball world and young kids lives. You were too kind and a TRUE leader.
What a nice man he was. Lee Thomas
Thanks Coach for the many men you've mentored with dedication,commitment, education, loyalty and love. The worlds a better place for the legacy youve given, rest with Christ.You'll be missed
I know your parents met you with open arms! They were always so proud of you. You have alot of catching up to do. Who knew you would come so far. I remember playing Baseball with you in grade school! You will be missed.
Our Sincer condolences
not enough words to
say so long
Coach Rick of U of U
A good person with
great sense of Humor..
I will always remember Rick as a kind jolly man that loved everyone. He will be missed.
Rick was a true "man for others" in the Jesuit tradition of service to others. The real reason for Rick's success was a genuine caring about his players in all aspects of their lives not just in basketball. May his soul rest in peace!
The SLU community mourns your loss and is thankful for your efforts to change and elevate young peoples lives through sport. Rest in Peace, Sir.
As a beginning basketball coach, nobody was more helpful to me in clinics than Rick Majerus. I had him sign a copy of his book, which remains a nearby resource. An uncanny ability to mix life lessons in with sharp basketball knowledge. I already miss his insights.
May God Bless this wonderful man's soul.
signed a basketbakk fan
God bless you Coach; there'll never be another.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
College athletics could use a lot more people like Rick Majerus. May he rest in peace.
You were a major influence to all! God rest your soul now. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Great basketball coach and a super person. We were lucky to have Rick M. at SLU. His legacy will be left in the minds and hearts of the many players, students, alumni and fans who interacted with Rick directly or indirectly. We will miss RM, but never forget.
May you walk forever with Jesus.
My brothers & I were fortunate to have Coach Rick affect our lives us as young basketball campers at Al McGuires Hall of Fame baseball camp at St John Military Academy in the Early 70,s. An outstanding experience that we still cherish today. A great teacher, a great tactician, and a great person! Coach Rick you will forever be remembered by the Mallon Boys. May God grant your soul eternal rest.
Condolences and all good thoughts and wishes to your friends and family and thanks for all you did for SLU and St. Louis.
I am very sorry, God bless you and your family
I am very sorry, God bless you and your family
Rick thank you for all you did for not only SLU and SLU basketball but for all of college basketball. What always impressed me more than how much you won was your love and care for for your players. You will be sorely missed.
Sorry tohear of the passing of Coach Majerus. He was a good caoch and will be missed by people all over the world. May the God who gives peace be with all you.-RO.15:33
I owe Coach Rick so-much,he was instrumental in my life & many others.He gave...now to be awarded with God.
All I can say is I met him once at a local restaurant in stl and he couldn't have been a nicer kinder man, all I wanted to do was say hi and congrats to him on slu's success last year and it ended up being a half hour conversation, like he had known me for years, I'll never forget it. He was a great man for the city of stl and will be truly missed, rest in peace coach and god bless you
May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
One of the best on and off the court
I attended a Coaches Against Cancer breakfast in St Louis with Coach Majerus. He was very passionate about the cause and related a story of his own Mother ... A fine human being who will be missed. The world could use more people of the ilk of Coach Majerus ...
May the God of peace and comfort be with you in the days ahead.
Enjoyed watching your teams play....rest in peace...
Condolences sent out
to RICK Majerus
an his entire Family..
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of encouragement classic
stern yet atmosphere
sports scene voice!!!!
You have been on Honor
of all Value,so much to the
University out here'
In the City of SaltLake
home of many era of
family as well
as of many Friends..
Your Legacy will be of
tribute and great honor)
so long friend ~:~
Even though i did not have the pleasure of knowing Rick, I was fortunate enough to have known his parents. My father was his administrative assistant and friend. The Majerus' were wonderful and well respected people. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Rest in Peace Rick
RIP Coach. You accomplished so much at SLU that we will be forever grateful for. You had a great basketball mind, but were a great person at the same time.
He was everything college basketball should be. It was always about the kids and teaching them that first and foremost that academics came first. Had brillant basketball mind and had a great sense of humor. St. Louis U was very lucky to have him.
He will be missed greatly
Thanks for many years of teaching. Thanks for picking SLU as your final stop. God Bless.
In 1997 I was in Atlantic City when the New Jersey Nets were having their training camp there. Keith Van Horn, Nets rookie that year, played for Coach Majerus at Utah. My friend and I met Coach Majerus in the lobby of our hotel one night. He could not have been nicer to us. We wanted to talk basketball and he was more than willing, plus he told us some great stories and jokes. I was so impressed that he made the trip from Utah to make sure one of his players was OK when he started his NBA career. He was one of a kind, to bad………
One of the best individuals I have ever had the honor to work for. He has been a great friend, and mentor. I learned so much about basketball and life from this caring, compassionate, and humble man. He has been a loyal friend, and influenced my life in so many positive ways. I learned so much from him about the game of basketball, but he taught me so much more about life!
I know he is thrilled to be back together with his parents. They meant the world to Rick.
You will be greatly missed my friend! I am a better person because of your influence in my life.
God bless to the Majerus family. My thoughts and prayers go out to his sisters, Angie, and the rest of his relatives.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!