Rick Majerus New SLU Basketball Coach

April 27th, 2007

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., announced today that Rick Majerus will be the new Billikens head men’s basketball coach. Prior to working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN for the last three years, Majerus amassed a 422-147 career head coaching record and took his teams to the postseason 15 times.

The University will hold an on-campus news conference at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, to formally announce Majerus’ appointment. The news conference will be held in Busch Student Center, 20 N. Grand Blvd.

“I am extremely excited about having a person of Rick Majerus’ stature and reputation at the helm of our men’s basketball team. I know that we are now headed to take our men’s basketball team to the next level” Father Biondi said. “Rick and I have gotten a chance to know each other over the past week, and I am very impressed with all that he will bring to our men’s basketball program, including his commitment to run a program that we can all be proud of.”

“Rick Majerus is known as one of the most passionate basketball coaches in America, and he has already communicated that passion to all he has met at SLU,” said Director of Athletics Cheryl Levick. “Rick is committed to taking our men’s basketball program to the next level, which is what our athletic department and all Billiken fans want. We are also excited about what this means to SLU athletics.”

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