Majerus on Leave Due to Health Issues
Saint Louis University announced today that head men’s basketball coach Rick Majerus is dealing with a health issue that will prevent him from coaching this season. Jim Crews has been named interim head coach for the 2012-13 campaign.
“Rick is in a California hospital undergoing evaluation and treatment for an ongoing heart condition,” Director of Athletics Chris May said. “His health is the most important issue right now, and our hope is for full and complete recovery.”
“I appreciate what Rick has done to return SLU men’s basketball to national prominence,” University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J. said. “I know that he would like to be here with his players and coaches this season, and all of us at SLU will keep Rick in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”