Rick Majerus, who coached Utah to the 1998 NCAA championship game, will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November.
Majerus will join former coaches Homer Drew and Lute Olson and six players in the Class of 2019, announced Tuesday.
Majerus, who died in 2012 at age 64, posted a 323-95 record as Utah's coach from 1989-2004. He previously worked at Marquette and Ball State and concluded his career at Saint Louis, posting a total of 517 victories.
He's remembered at Utah for his teams' 12 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including four trips to the Sweet 16, one to the Elite Eight and one to the title game, a loss to Kentucky.
The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame was founded in Kansas City, Mo., in 2006 as a complement to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The charter class of members included Kresimir Cosic of BYU and Dixie High School's John “Cat” Thompson, a four-time All-American at Montana State, along with coaches Jack Gardner of Utah and Stan Watts of BYU. Utah player Arnie Ferrin was inducted in 2008.
The coaches are joining Majerus in the Class of 2019 are Drew, best known for his Valparaiso tenure, and Olson, whose career was spent mostly at Arizona. The players include Calbert Chaney of Indiana, Shane Battier of Duke, Terry Dischinger of Purdue, Ernie DiGregorio of Providence, Larry Johnson of UNLV and Todd Lichti of Stanford.
Chaney briefly played for the Jazz. Four other former Jazz players have been honored: Pete Maravich (LSU), Darrell Griffith (Louisville), Danny Manning (Kansas) and John Stockton (Gonzaga). Utah Stars center Zelmo Beaty (Prairie View A&M) also was inducted.