Will Wade

Will Wade (born November 26, 1982)

Teams coached: Chattanooga Mocs, VCU Rams, LSU Tigers
Chattanooga record: 40-25 (.615)
VCU record: 51-20 (.718)
LSU record: 105-51 (.673)
Overall record: 196-96 (.671)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-2022 LSU
2015-2017 VCU
2013-2015 Chattanooga
2009-2013 VCU (asst)
2007-2009 Harvard (asst)
2006-2007 Clemson (DBO)
2005-2006 Clemson (grad. asst)

Will Wade Facts

  • Frank Williams Wade
  • Born November 26, 1982
  • Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Alma Mater: Clemson University (BA, 2005)
  • Was a student manager at Clemson from 2002-2005 while working on his undergraduate degree
  • During his time at Clemson, he worked under both head coaches Larry Shyatt and Oliver Purnell
  • Was an assistant at Harvard for two seasons under Tommy Amaker, then for four seasons at VCU under Shaka Smart
  • Spent two years as the head coach at Chattanooga before returning to VCU in 2015 to replace Smart
    • Led the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in each of his two seasons as head coach
  • Hired in March 2017 to become the new head coach at LSU
    • Led the Tigers to the 2018 NIT in his first season and won the outright SEC regular season title a year later
    • Suspended in March 2019 for failing to answer questions regarding recordings that appeared to include Wade discussing an “offer” being made to a recruit while on the phone with basketball “middleman” Christian Dawkins
    • In April 2019, Wade met with LSU and NCAA reps and was reinstated as head coach
  • Is married to the former Lauren Deason

Will Wade Coaching Tree

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