Chattanooga, TN (Sports Network) - The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has
named Will Wade as its new men's basketball coach.
Wade had been an assistant at VCU for the past four seasons, helping the Rams
to four straight postseason appearances, including a surprising run to the
2011 Final Four.
"After an extensive search, Will Wade distanced himself from a strong group of
candidates as the clear choice to lead our men's basketball program," said
Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn on Monday. "He has been a major
piece of VCU's success over the last four years and we feel he will bring our
program back to a championship level."
Wade, a Nashville native, joined VCU after two years as an assistant at
Harvard. He was also part of the program at his alma mater, Clemson, spending
time as a graduate assistant and director of operations.
"I could not be more excited about the opportunity to lead the Chattanooga
basketball program," said Wade. "We will build a program the student-athletes,
alumni, and fans all take great pride in. We will employ a fast paced,
pressing style of play similar to VCU. I cannot wait to get to work."
Wade will replace John Shulman, who was fired in March after nine seasons and
a record of 145-146 with two NCAA Tournament appearances.
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