Men's Basketball

Porter Moser Named MVC Coach of the Year

Henry Redman | The PhoenixPorter Moser celebrates with the students after Loyola defeated Illinois State 68-61 on senior day Feb. 24.

Loyola men’s basketball head coach Porter Moser was named the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Coach of the Year, the conference announced Thursday afternoon.

Moser is the fourth coach in MVC history to win the conference as a player and a head coach. He played at Creighton University from 1985-89. After joining Loyola in 2011, Moser has accumulated a 114-110 record.

Moser is the first Loyola coach to win conference Coach of the Year since Gene Sullivan won the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year award in 1985.

After finishing 18-14 overall and 8-10 in MVC play last season, Loyola came back to go 25-5 overall and 15-3 in conference play this season. Moser’s award caps off a busy week of honors for the Ramblers, highlighted by redshirt junior guard Clayton Custer winning MVC Player of the Year and first-year center Cameron Krutwig winning MVC Freshman of the Year.

Loyola is scheduled to begin play at the MVC Tournament March 2 at noon against the winner of the No. 8 seed University of Evansville vs. No. 9 seed University of Northern Iowa game.

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