Interim Director of Athletics Denise Udelhofen ('90)
announced on Monday, June 2, 2014 that Jamie Majerowicz has been selected as the next women's basketball assistant coach for Justin Heinzen's staff. Additionally, she will also take over the women's golf program. A standout student-athlete and later coach at Winona State, Majerowicz comes to Loras with four years of coaching experience on top of a strong playing career.
Majerowicz comes to Loras from Chicago, Illinois, where she played her prep basketball at Lane Tech High School. With the Indians, she accumulated a number of honors including All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State. Additionally, Majerowicz qualified for the 3-point contest and was an All-American Nominee.
Following high school, she attended Winona State University in Winona, Minn. and was a three-year starter for the Warriors. As members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, Majerowicz was a three-time All-Conference Academic selection and captained the Warriors to their winningest season in program history during the 2008-09 season. That year, Winona State won the NSIC Tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament before falling in overtime to Fort Lewis College 75-69.
Since her playing days, Majerowicz has coached both at the high school and collegiate levels. Immediately following her studies at Winona State, Majerowicz spent one year at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill., and coached volleyball, women's basketball, and badminton. All three sports were conference champions during her time with the program.
After spending one year at Evanston Township High School and working with On The Go Sports, Majerowicz returned to her alma mater in 2012 as a graduate assistant. While an assistant under Scott Ballard, Majerowicz worked closely with the forwards and as a result, Abby Busch was selected to the All-NSIC second team.
Majerowicz joins the Duhawks after one of the strongest campaigns turned in under Justin Heinzen's lead. In the 2013-14 season, Loras won the Iowa Conference regular season trophy, going 12-2 in the IIAC. Loras earned the automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament by defeating Coe 81-57 in the conference tournament championship game. The season came to an end for Loras with a 52-49 loss to the University of St. Thomas in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
"I'm very excited for what Jamie brings to the table," Heinzen said. "Her experience, both as a student-athlete and as a coach, will benefit our student-athletes from the get-go. Her ability to train and teach at multiple levels was something that peaked my interest for her as a candidate and I can't wait to get started working with her."
For Majerowicz, she's excited for the opportunity to work alongside Heinzen, who's proven to be effective in the Iowa Conference.
"Loras is a great community and one that I immediately felt that I could fit in well with," Majerowicz said. "I'm an extremely passionate person, especially when it comes to basketball, and I believe I'll be able to work well with Justin's style and lead this program going forward."
With the graduation of two-time Iowa Conference Defender of the Year and the 2013-14 MVP Katie Langmeier, Loras will be tasked with finding a new solution down low, but with the addition of Majerowicz, that task becomes a little bit easier.
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