Rick Majerus Will Not Return to Saint Louis to Coach

By Anthony Lenahan
Kirby Lee-US Presswire

Rick Majerus is suffering from a serious heart condition that will force him to be unable to return as the Saint Louis basketball coach.

Majerus is a prime-time name when it comes to college basketball.  He spent 25 years in college basketball and was successful wherever he was.  As much as every one would love to see Majerus on the sideline again, his health is more of a concern for the 64 year old.

Majerus was able to turn around the Billikens basketball program last season.  He coached his squad to 26 wins and the schools first tournament appearance in 12 years.  Not only did they make the tournament, but they won their opening round game before falling just short to Michigan State.

At Saint Louis, Majerus has produced a 95-69 record in 5 seasons.  In his 25 seasons coaching college basketball, he is 517-216 with just a single losing season.

Majerus has put up tremendous career numbers as a coach and will be missed greatly on the Billikens sideline this season as they look to win the Atlantic-10 conference.

Majerus has been dealing with an ongoing heart problem and was forced to leave the school in August.  Majerus undergoes treatment and evaluation in California.  The school has been asked by representatives of Majerus that no more information about his health be released.

A man who fought hard and put his soul into the players and the schools that he coached his whole career, will now have to put that same fight and courage into his own battle.  Our prayers and thoughts go out to Majerus and family.

As a college basketball legend, Rick Majerus will be missed on the sidelines.

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