|Memorial at SLU honors Rick Majerus|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 07 December 2012 12:35|
The university hosted a memorial service Friday for Majerus, who died Dec. 1 of heart failure. He was 64.
Majerus coached for 25 years. He was 517-216 at Marquette, Ball State, Utah and SLU, where he spent the last five seasons.
Players sat at the front of the service. Those who spoke recalled a coach who was passionate and exacting, sometimes funny, always caring.
A mixture of students, faculty and well-wishers from the St. Louis community mixed in the crowd inside a practice gym. Dozens of plays drawn up by Majerus, scribbled in marker on white paper, encircled the small arena.
A funeral Mass is Saturday in his hometown of Milwaukee.