Rick Majerus passes away at age 64

Rick Majerus had one losing season in 25 years spent between four schools. On Saturday he passed away at the age of 64.

According to long time friend Jon Huntsman, Majerus died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital. Majerus had said on Nov. 19 that he would not return to coach at St. Louis because of his hearts condition. He had been on leave since August.

Majerus had a history of heart problems dating to 1989. He had a stent inserted in August 2011 in Salt Lake City and missed some games in the 2011-12 season after gashing his leg in a collision with players.

Majerus was 95-69 in five seasons at Saint Louis and had a 25-year record of 517-216. He had his most success at Utah, going 323-95 from 1989-2004. He was at Marquette from 1983-86, and Ball State from 1987-89.

He took 12 teams to the NCAA tournament and four to the NIT, with the 1998 Utah team losing to Kentucky in the NCAA championship game.