Loyola men’s basketball head coach Porter Moser received a new contract extension through 2026, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. The Chicago Tribune first reported the story.
Specific terms of the deal weren’t immediately released, but it’s presumed Moser will receive a raise. In November, The PHOENIX reported Moser made over $420,000 last season, according to the latest IRS 990 form. University of Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson is the highest-paid coach in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), making $900,000 last season.
Moser just completed his seventh season at Loyola, and he owns a 121-111 record during that time. He led the team to a program-record 32 wins during the 2017-18 season and the program’s first Final Four appearance since it won the national championship in 1963.
“We are excited to be able to announce a new contract for Porter that will keep him at Loyola for a long time,” athletic director Steve Watson said in a press release. “He is the perfect fit for Loyola and operates the program the right way, with student-athletes who achieve excellence on the court and in the classroom and are also excellent representatives of the institution.”
Moser is expected to return eight of his 15 players next season, including MVC Player of the Year Clayton Custer and MVC Freshman of the Year Cameron Krutwig. The Ramblers have also signed three recruits –– center Franklin Agunanne and guards Isaiah Bujdoso and Cooper Kaifes –– for next season, while Division II transfer Tate Hall has verbally committed.