The Terry Porter era comes to an end

By William Seekamp | February 5, 2021 3:56pm
UP and Terry Porter "part ways," after going zero and eight in league play this year.
Media Credit: Annika Gordon / The Beacon

The University of Portland and Head Men’s Basketball coach Terry Porter have parted ways, Vice President for Athletics Scott Leykam confirmed in a text to The Beacon. Assistant coach Ben Johnson will take over as interim head coach.

“The timing of these changes is never ideal,” Leykam said in a news release. “...Ultimately, it was decided that it was best to move forward now and focus on the future of the program and the search for the next head coach."

The Pilots are currently sitting at six and eleven overall and zero and eight in league play with six games left in the regular season. Porter, who was the highest paid employee at UP, was in the last season of his five-year contract. 

Porter finishes his tenure with the Pilots with 43 wins and 103 losses overall and 11 and 63 in league play.

The Beacon will update the story as it develops.

William Seekamp is the Sports Editor for The Beacon. He can be reached at