This is creepy. Or perhaps just hypocritical.
Pretty weak identity there if a basketball coach, even a guy whose teams won 325 games at the last school he worked at (Utah), can threaten it.
But the story gets more ugly. Turns out that St. Louis U. plays its basketball games in a new arena, a building whose construction the city of St. Louis assisted by granting $8 million in tax increment financing. This help to St. Louis U. only became possible after a Missouri Supreme Court decision that such a contribution did not violate the separation of church and state,
For what it is worth, Majerus is a Catholic.