Men's Basketball

Mullins Promoted to Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach

Steve Woltmann | Loyola AthleticsBryan Mullins is set to be inducted into the SIU Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 19. Mullins was a two-time All-American during his time at SIU from 2005-09.

Head coach Porter Moser announced today in a press release the promotion of Bryan Mullins to associate head men’s basketball coach. Mullins just completed his third season as assistant coach prior to promotion and has been on head coach Porter Moser’s staff for five seasons.

“I’m very thankful for coach Moser really for everything he’s done for my career,” Mullins said. “I came straight from playing overseas and he gave me an incredible opportunity to be a part of this program and learn from him. I’m just thrilled to be able to continue with this program and to continue to build the culture here.”

He was a player at Southern Illinois University during his college years. Mullins helped the Salukis to two NCAA tournament berths, a NIT appearance, and two MVC Championships. He was also a two-time MVC defensive player of the year honoree and a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America pick.

“Bryan is a rising star and possesses all of the traits necessary to be a head coach,” Moser said in a statement. “Since joining our staff, Bryan has impacted our program in every way and has played an integral part in our success. He has played a key role in the development of our culture.”

Since joining Loyola’s staff, Mullins has been a part of the team that has helped the Ramblers win the College Basketball Invitational Title and reach their first NCAA Final Four in 55 years.

“I would love to be here for the long haul,” Mullins said. “Obviously after going to the Final Four, it’s hard to leave a program like this. With the type of young men we have in our program it’s hard to find that anywhere else. I’m excited to be here at Loyola.”

Despite his promotion, Mullins said he’s not changing how he interacts with the players and the coaches.

“I’ll be able to take on some more responsibilities and help Coach Moser out with some more stuff that will take things off the table from him,” Mullins said. “We have our whole staff coming back [next year], we have an unbelievable group of guys coming back, we are so focused on next year and I’m looking forward to it.”

 

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