Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (4) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: JimZipCode Big funky green star, 20000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 11195  
Subject: Re: Rick Majerus Date: 12/18/2012 11:34 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 4
An unusual path for a major college coach. He did not play college ball. He tried to walk on at Marquette in the late 60s, was not good enough. He stuck around as a student assistant, and continued as an assistant coach. This was a fine gig for a budding basketball junkie: the head coach was the legendary Al Maguire. They won the NIT Championship in 1970, went to the Final Four in '74, then won it all in '77.

Gary Williams was on the radio, and said of Majerus that he was a "gym rate as a coach", but which he meant that Majerus would go to every seminar he could find, and observe any practice that a coach would let him into. He soaked up as much basketball as he could.

Majerus coached 8th grade boys in Milwaukee, according to his Wikipedia page, I guess during his time as a student assistant at Marquette; then coached the freshmen boys at his high school. After a dozen years assisting he eventually took over as head guy at Marquette, and left three seasons later to assist Don Nelson in the NBA for a season.

He really built himself into a coach, out of nothing but an incredible appetite for the game.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (4) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Sagarin Power Ratings
Here's one-click access to David Gardner's favorite resource for the college hoops fan.
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Looking at Oil and Gas
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.