Texas Lutheran Athletics Hall of Famer Steve Porter first joined the TLU Men's Basketball program as an assistant men's basketball coach in the fall of 2018. Porter helped the Bulldogs to the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship and to a berth in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship (first round).
Porter is a graduate of TLU and one of only two Bulldogs to have a jersey retired. Porter's No. 54 jersey is proudly displayed in the hall just outside of TLU's Memorial Gymnasium, where Porter starred for the Bulldogs.
Porter is still second on the all-time scoring list for TLU Men's Basketball. He scored 2,039 points in his four-year collegiate career.
A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Porter made an immediate impact on the Bulldogs' men's basketball program when he arrived in Seguin in 1973. In his freshman season, the 1973-74 campaign, Porter averaged 19.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
Over his four-year career, Porter averaged 18.7 points and 11.11 rebounds per contest. Plus, he shot 57.1 percent from the field, including a 60.8 percent shooting percentage in his senior season.
When he was inducted into the TLU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1988, Porter still held eight school records, including: career points scored, career field goals made, career free throws attempted, career free throws made, career rebounds, rebounds in a single season, most points scored in a game, and most free throws attempted in one game.
Porter was selected to the First Team All-Big State Conference three times, was on the NAIA All-District IV Team twice, and was an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American twice.
Porter was on the Dean's List each semester at Texas Lutheran. He graduated from law school and practices law in Austin.