Porter Moser, Loyola agree on multi-year extension following Final Four run

Loyola Chicago and head basketball coach Porter Moser have agreed to a multi-year extension, keeping the leader of the Ramblers’ magical Final Four run in Chicago for the foreseeable future. David Haugh of the “Chicago Tribune” had the initial report.

Moser, 49, will be getting a significant raise from his current annual salary of $420,00 though exact monetary details are yet to be disclosed. The contract runs through 2026, per a source.

It’s a thoroughly deserved reward for Moser, born in nearby Naperville, Illinois, following his team’s Cinderella run in March. The Ramblers captured America’s hearts with their team nun, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, leading the charge off the court. On the court, though, Moser led a terrific, balanced Loyola squad that went 32-6 overall and won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles. The team earned an 11-seed in the NCAA Tournament and then defeated Miami, Tennessee, Nevada and Kansas State to move on to the Final Four, the school’s first since 1963. In San Antonio the Ramblers ended their season with a loss to Michigan.

Moser is 121-111 at Loyola and 226-211 overall at the college level with previous stops at Arkansas-Little Rock and Illinois State.

Porter Moser is staying in the Windy City. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)