Porter Moser Signs Extension
Editor: The following is from a press release by loyolaramblers.com.
CHICAGO – Loyola University Chicago Director of Athletics Steve Watson announced today a contract extension for men’s basketball coach Porter Moser. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the extension will keep Moser on the Ramblers’ bench through the 2021-22 season.
“Porter is a passionate, hard-working and successful coach, who understands what it means to work at a place like Loyola,” Watson said. “He does things the right way, with student-athletes who excel in the classroom as well as on the court and are active on campus and in the community as excellent representatives of Loyola. We are fortunate to have him as the leader of our men’s basketball program and are confident that great things lie ahead.”
Over the last three years, Moser has steered the Ramblers to 57 wins, the most over a three-year period in 30 years and he piloted Loyola to the 2015 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) championship, the program’s first postseason title since capturing the 1963 NCAA championship. This season, Loyola received votes for the Associated Press Top 25 Poll for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign.
In addition to the success on the court, the Ramblers have been equally successful off the court under Moser’s tutelage. Loyola ranked tied with Harvard University for first among all NCAA Division I schools with a 99 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) score, according to the latest figures released in November 2016.
“We have successfully transitioned to the Missouri Valley Conference and are now ready to become one of the top teams in the league,” said Moser. “I’ve said this many times, I played in the Missouri Valley Conference, I attended a Jesuit university and I am a Catholic kid from Chicago. Loyola is the perfect fit for me.”