Porter Moser leaving Loyola Chicago to become Oklahoma’s coach, per reports

NORMAN, Okla. — It’s been more than 21 years since Porter Moser coached at Lloyd Noble Center.

Now, he’ll return, this time in crimson and cream as the Sooners coach, according to multiple reports.

Moser, 52, has spent the last 10 seasons at Loyola Chicago, taking the Ramblers to two NCAA Tournaments including the 2018 Final Four and this year’s Sweet 16.

Moser's decision to accept the job was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Moser was hired by Loyola four days after Lon Kruger was hired at Oklahoma.

Now, Moser takes over for Kruger, who retired last month after 10 seasons with the Sooners, posting a 195-128 record with seven NCAA Tournament appearances including a 2016 Final Four run.

Loyola became the darlings of the 2018 tournament with a series of upsets as the No. 11 seed, beating six-seeded Miami, third-seeded Tennessee, seventh-seed Nevada and ninth-seed Kansas State to reach the Final Four. Their first three wins came by a combined four points.

The Ramblers became a sensation as much for their then-98-year-old team chaplain and super fan Sister Jean as their unlikely performance.

Sister Jean was once again in attendance this season as the Ramblers made their run to the second weekend with an upset of top-seeded Illinois in the second round.


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