April 8, 2020

All In: Driven by Passion, Energy, and Purpose, with Porter Moser

Episode 74:

An NCAA Division I men’s basketball coach for thirty years, Porter Moser has been the head men’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago since 2011 and is one of only three coaches in school history to win over 160 games on the Loyola bench. Moser has grown a reputation for developing men on and off the court. Porter’s list of accomplishments in his nine seasons at Loyola is impressive. His keen recruiting eye and proven experience in developing men both on and off the court has resulted in three postseason berths including a historic run to the 2018 NCAA Final Four and back-to-back MVC regular-season championships in 2018 and 2019, 14 all-conference selections, two MVC Player of the Year honorees, two Associated Press Honorable Mention All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, a MVC Defensive Player of the Year, a MVC Sixth Man of the Year and a pair of MVC Freshman of the Year selections. Loyola’s 73 wins over the last three seasons are its most ever over a two-year stretch.

Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Porter currently resides in the Chicago suburbs with his incredible family – wife, Megan, and their four children, Jordan, Jake, Ben, and Max.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why ‘how you think’ is so important, especially when we are in unchartered waters
  • How Porter reframed the adversity caused by COVID-19 and embraced all the blessings that have presented themselves
  • Why it is so important to start everyday with a positivity journal
  • How he is virtually spending time with his team and what they do during their time together
  • How he reads with a purpose and goes about executing on his takeaways
  • Why it is so important to embrace all the resources that we have at our disposal and to use them to build deep relationships
  • How he is utilizing this time to get to know his players better
  • What inspired him to write his newly released book, All In: Driven by Passion, Energy, and Purpose

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  1. Bill Weldon says:

    Great stuff! I’ve got 3 pages of notes! Love the “getting better” tapes. Corporations can use this idea. Thank you, Ed and Coach Moser.
    Bill Weldon
    LUC ’75

    1. Ed Molitor says:

      Bill, I love it! I am so glad you enjoyed it and would love to share notes sometime. So much great stuff……your basketball program is in great hands!

  2. Frank Polen says:

    Tremendous listen as always! So many nuggets and highlights transcribed. On top of already ready, “All In” the follow up questions and discussion were paramount to my success. You hit it out of the park right away with the, “not just go through it, but grow through it! Thanks again!

    1. Ed Molitor says:

      Frank- Thanks so much for the kind words! I appreciate you listening and taking the time to share your thoughts! It was a fun conversation and we have some more great ones coming up!

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