Funeral for Majerus Saturday in Wisc.

Dec 3 2012 - 10:26am

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2007, file photo, St. Louis basketball coach Rick Majerus poses for a photo in St. Louis. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
FILE - In this March 23, 2003, file photo, Utah head coach Rick Majerus instructs center Cameron Koford (42) before sending him into the game against Kentucky in the first half at the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
FILE - In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Utah coach Rick Majerus watches the action in the second half of the NCAA men's Final Four championship NCAA college basketball game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
FILE - In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Utah coach Rick Majerus watches the action in the second half of the NCAA men's Final Four championship NCAA college basketball game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
Fans pause during a moment of silence for Saint Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in St. Louis. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2007, file photo, St. Louis basketball coach Rick Majerus poses for a photo in St. Louis. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
FILE - In this March 23, 2003, file photo, Utah head coach Rick Majerus instructs center Cameron Koford (42) before sending him into the game against Kentucky in the first half at the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
FILE - In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Utah coach Rick Majerus watches the action in the second half of the NCAA men's Final Four championship NCAA college basketball game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
FILE - In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Utah coach Rick Majerus watches the action in the second half of the NCAA men's Final Four championship NCAA college basketball game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
Fans pause during a moment of silence for Saint Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in St. Louis. Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was 64. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

MILWAUKEE  -- A funeral for former Univeristy of Utah basketball oach Rick Majerus will be held Saturday in Milwaukee.

Majerus, who got his start as an assistant under Al McGuire at Marquette University, died Saturday at age 64 at a Los Angeles hospital.  He led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools.

The funeral home in charge of arrangements says a funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Gesu Catholic Church.

Majerus was born in Milwaukee. His ties to Wisconsin included a one-year stint as assistant coach with the NBA's Bucks in 1987-88. Saint Louis announced last month that the coach would not return to the school because of his ailing heart.

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