Men's Basketball

Porter Moser Turns Down Coaching Offer, Will Remain at Loyola

Nick Schultz | The PhoenixLoyola head coach Porter Moser thanks fans after sealing another MVC title March 2.

After reports and rumors swirled around social media, Porter Moser has decided to remain at Loyola.

Moser had been in talks to become the next head coach at St. John’s University, The Phoenix confirmed. Tuesday afternoon, he announced he’d stay Loyola’s head coach — meaning he turned down a reported job offer.

“People in business say I’m crazy for passing up opportunities and the money,” Moser said in a statement. “But what they don’t know is the amazing young men I coach and the culture we have built.”

Last year, Loyola gave Moser a revamped contract extension through the 2025-26 season after he led the Ramblers to their first NCAA Tournament Final Four since 1963. Athletics director Steve Watson credited Moser for being up front with him as soon as St. John’s reached out to him.

“Porter was fantastic throughout the process,” Watson told The Phoenix in a phone interview. “[He was] open and transparent throughout.”

Moser didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.

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