Rick Majerus’ family express gratitude for tributes to ex-coach
Milwaukee, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Rick Majerus’ family expressed their appreciation to the tributes, kind words, and support recently given to the late basketball coach.
The family’s statement was released Friday morning through the Milwaukee Bucks.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from so many people following the death of our brother, Rick,” Jodi Majerus and Tracy Dowd said on behalf of the Majerus family.
He was remembered fondly as funny but passionate, exacting but caring, and a coaching genius who got the best out of his players both on and off the court.
Majerus was also known for demanding effort both in the classroom and on the court. Two of his SLU players, Brian Conklin and Kevin Lisch, were academic all-Americans.
His college head coaching record was an impressive 517-215 in 25 seasons, including a stint at Utah.
The family also announced that they have decided not to conduct any interviews at this time and to prohibit cameras and photography of any kind inside the church for the funeral mass.
Majerus died Dec. 1 at age 64. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday on the Marquette campus in Milwaukee.
There will be a moment of silence for him before the Golden Eagles’ game Saturday afternoon.