Marquette University announced Wednesday that it will honor former assistant and head coach Rick Majerus with a special patch on its uniforms for the remainder of the season.
Majerus, who passed away Saturday at age 64, spent 12 seasons as an assistant at Marquette under Al McGuire and Hank Raymonds and was on McGuire’s staff for the school’s 1977 National championship season.
When Raymonds stepped down to become the full-time athletic director in 1983, Majerus took over as head coach at his alma mater. During his three seasons in charge, the Sheboygan Falls, Wis., native guided Marquette to a 56-35 record and three trips to the National Invitation Tournament before leaving to take an assistant coaching job in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The patch, which will be located just under the left shoulder on Marquette’s uniforms, will be an “RM” in blue with a blue ribbon behind it, outlined in gold. Majerus’ patch joins a permanent patch on the Golden Eagles uniforms honoring his mentor, McGuire. Marquette has worn “AL” at the top of its uniforms since McGuire’s death in 2001.