June 14, 2012 in High School
Majerle was offered the position Wednesday, and replaces former coach Mike Spicer, who was recently fired after three years at the helm.
“He is arguably one of the best basketball coaches in the state, and we think he is a real find for our school,” Herrema said. “He has demonstrated how to run a program from top to bottom in exemplary fashion, and we are really thrilled and excited at the prospect of having him as a coach at Grand Rapids Christian.”
Majerle, a member of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Hall of Fame, returns to the coaching ranks after guiding the Rams to a 242-92 record in 14 seasons, including a perfect 28-0 campaign in 2003 and the program’s first Class A state championship.
He stepped down following the 2010-11 season due to health reasons.
Majerle, who has compiled a 421-184 career coaching record, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in early 2002.
Spicer’s firing was a controversial decision, as he had some success at Grand Rapids Christian and is a well-respected coach. It was important considering those circumstances to hire an accomplished replacement, and Majerle certainly qualifies as that. He’s one of the top high school coaches in Michigan history, so if his health allows him to coach, he’ll be a great hire.