CHICAGO - Porter Moser, current head men's basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago, was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame on May 6 in Normal. Moser was being inducted for his achievements as a player at Benet Academy in suburban Lisle.
During his high school career, Moser helped Benet to a 70-14 (.833) record in three years on the varsity roster, playing for coach Bill Geist. The Naperville native led Benet to three West Suburban Catholic Conference titles and was a three-time all-conference and two-time all-area selection. As a senior, he was named Most Valuable Player in the West Suburban Catholic Conference.
Moser went on to play college basketball at Creighton for coach Tony Barone, where he helped the Bluejays to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1989 before embarking on a coaching career at the collegiate level.
"I am very humbled and honored to have received this honor from the IBCA," Moser said. "During my playing career, I was very fortunate to have been a part of two programs with great culture and coaches. Both Benet and Creighton provided me an opportunity to play with tremendous teammates and both programs had a culture that was all about winning."
Joining Moser in the IBCA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was Kevin Garnett, Melvin Ely, Rashard Griffith and Ronnie Fields, among others.
Moser recently completed his sixth season as the head coach at Loyola, where he guided the Ramblers to an 18-win season and their first Associated Press Top 25 Poll votes since 1985.