Following the resignation of head coach Chris Mullin, St. John’s has had to scramble to find their replacement. Fortunately for the Big East giants, a frontrunner has emerged who could be just what the team needs.
According to basketball insider Jeff Goodman, St. John’s is set to meet with Loyola-Chicago head coach Porter Moser on Monday. Per the report, Moser is considered the frontrunner for the position, though a deal has not been reached.
Mullin resigned last week after four years at the helm. He led the team to the first NCAA Tournament appearance of his career this past season.
Moser is coming off back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances with the Ramblers that famously included a Cinderella trip to the Final Four in 2018. He has been the head coach of the team since 2011, and led the team to a CBI title in 2015.
St. John’s will meet with Loyola coach Porter Moser today, source told @stadium. Moser considered the frontrunner, but nothing is done yet.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 15, 2019
The 50-year-old Moser has been a head coach since 2000, when he got his first job as head coach of Arkansas-Little Rock.
He spent three years with the Trojans before taking over as head coach of the Illinois State Redbirds. He was fired after three years and spent 2008 to 2011 as an assistant at Saint Louis before getting the Loyola-Chicago job.
In eight years with Loyola-Chicago, Moser has a 141-125 overall record and four winning seasons.