Rick Majerus Named To National Collegiate Basketball Hall Of Fame

Apr 2, 2019, 9:27 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame announced their 2019 class of three coaches and six players to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Former University of Utah head coach Rick Majerus was named one of the three coaches.

The honorees will be enshrined on November 24 in Kansas City.

The late Majerus coached at Marquette, Ball State, Saint Louis and Utah during his 25-years as a head coach. He began his career with Marquette from 1983-1986, before joining the Milwaukee Bucks for one season as an assistant coach. The Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin native was the head coach at Ball State from 1987-89, when he went to Salt Lake City to coach the Utes from 1989-2004. He ended his career with Saint Louis from 2007-12.

He won 517 games through his career and reached the postseason 17 times, including 13 trips with Utah. Majerus appeared in the NCAA Tournament 12 times, 11 of those with the Utes. While in Utah, he won 10 conference titles in 13 years and took the Utes to the Sweet 16 in 1991 and 1996 and the Elite Eight in 1997.

The most memorable season under Majerus was in 1998, when the Utes lost to Kentucky in the National Championship Game.

His 323 wins with Utah ranks third all-time in school history. He holds the school record with 17 NCAA Tournament wins. Majerus won WAC Coach of the Year five times.

The other honorees in the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame include:

  • Coach Homer Drew – Bethel, Indiana-South Bend, Valparaiso
  • Coach Lute Olson – Long Beach State, Iowa, Arizona
  • Calbert Chaney – Indiana
  • Shane Battier – Duke
  • Terry Dischinger – Purdue
  • Ernie DiGregorio – Providence
  • Larry Johnson – UNLV
  • Todd Lichti – Stanford

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