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- What does Will Wade do for a living?
- Who are Will Wade’s parents and siblings?
- What are Will Wade’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Will Wade married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Will Wade have any children?
- Where is Will Wade now?
- How tall is Will Wade?
- How much money does Will Wade earn?
- What is Will Wade’s net worth?
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Who is Will Wade?
Frank Williams Wade (Will Wade) is a popular American professional college basketball coach. Previously, he worked as the head coach at three institutions: from 2013 to 2015 at Chattanooga, from 2015 to 2017 at VCU, and at LSU from 2017 until his firing in 2022.
Will Wade career
Wade started his career as the student manager of Clemson’s men’s basketball team from 2002 to 2005. He served under Larry Shyatt and Oliver Pummell, who gave him further opportunities as a graduate assistant (2005-06) and Director of Basketball Operations (2006-07). Tommy Amaker then brought him as his first hire as Harvard’s men’s basketball coach, being responsible for assisting to recruit a top 25 class for the program. Wade stayed at Harvard for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons prior to leaving for VCU.
Will was then brought in as an assistant to then-head coach Shaka Smart at VCU (he was Smart’s first hire like he had been Amaker’s). He assisted VCU to four consecutive postseason appearances, which included a trip to 2011 Final Four. The team finished the 2012-13 season with a 27-9 overall mark and a No. 23 final national ranking. The VCU Rams were one among five teams nationally from 2009 to 2013 to win 27 or more games in each season, (others being Duke, Kansas, Syracuse, and Ohio State). In his four years as an assistant coach, VCU was 111-37 (.750) with three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
How old is Will Wade?
Frank Williams Wade popularly known as Will Wade is aged 39 as of 2021, born on November 26, 1982, in Nashville Tennessee, United States. He shares his birthday with famous people including DJ Khaled, Rita Ora, Tina Turner, Olivia O’Brien, Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell, Peter Facinelli, Robert Goulet, among others.
Will Wade Family
Who are Will Wade’s parents?
Frank Williams Wade was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Frank Wade and Margaret Wade. His mother was a basketball coach and the first woman coach to be inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
Does Will Wade have siblings?
Wade has not mentioned any siblings to the media, and non has appeared. He is the only known child to his parents making him the one and only child in his family.
Will Wade Education
Wade joined and studied at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Then he attended Clemson University, where he was a student manager for the men’s basketball team from 2002 to 2005. He then became a graduate assistant from 2005 to 2006 and a Director of Basketball Operations from 2006 to 2007.
Will Wade Wife
Wade is currently married to his beautiful and sexy wife, Lauren Wade. The couple met in December 2011 and married in August 2014. She is formerly known as Jennifer Lauren Deason born in 1984, and presently a community manager at Bambino in Baton Rouge. The couple is blessed with one child together in their marriage.
Will Wade Kids
Wade and his pretty, supportive wife have one child together, a daughter, Caroline Elizabeth, born in 2015.
Will Wade Height
Famous basketball coach, Will has a well-built, athletic, and muscular body. He has a standing height of 7 ft 1 in (2.15 m), but his weight is not disclosed.
Head coaching career
Will left his assistant coaching position at VCU in 2013 to head the Chattanooga Mocs basketball program. He posted both winning overall and conference records in his two seasons as head coach, giving the Mocs their first 20+ win season in 10 years. Wade was then named the Southern Conference’s 2014 Coach of the Year.
Will went back to VCU, following two seasons at Chattanooga, to take the head coaching role vacated by Shaka Smart. He led the team to its first Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship and to a 25-11 overall record in his first season returning to VCU. The team proceeded to the championship game of the A10 conference tournament for the fourth season in a row, being defeated by St. Joseph’s. The Rams also made it to their sixth NCAA tournament in a row, one of only eight teams in the country to do so. They made it to the round of 32 where they were beaten by Oklahoma by 85-81. Will completed second in voting for A10 coach of the Year.
Wade accepted an offer to become the head coach at Louisiana State University on March 21, 2017. He received his 100th career win with a victory against Memphis on December 28, 2017. In the 2018-19 season his Tigers won their first five SEC games in a row. This was the first LSU team to do so since the 2005-06 team. They also got two wins against top 5 opponents (Kentucky and Tennessee), the first LSU team to achieve this since 1980. Will coached the 2018-19 team to the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship.
It was announced that Will discussed an ‘offer’ to a recruit on March 7, 2019, which was overheard on a Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretap. The offer was reportedly a large one. The next day, LSU revealed that he was indefinitely suspended amid the FBI’s probe. Tony Benford was named interim head coach at LSU within Will’s Suspension. Wade’s suspension was lifted by LSU on April 14, 2019.
On April 24, 2019, it was announced that Wade agreed to significant modifications to his contract, in order to be reinstated. Among those changes was: 1) to forfeit $250,000.00 in bonuses he would have otherwise earned during his period in suspension, 2) the contract also now allows LSU to sack Will for cause if he commits a Level I or Level II NCAA violation. As well as 3) He can also be terminated if the NCAA infractions committee issues a formal notice to LSU that he was involved in a Level 1 or Level 2 violation.
2020 to present
Reports came up on August 25, 2020, that the investigation into the many, alleged, recruiting violations by Wade is ongoing, and headed to an independent panel. Two different NCAA committees have referred LSU’s case to the IARP (Independent Accountability Resolution Process, a system created in response to a Condoleezza Rice-led commission on college basketball.) Should the panel give a formal ‘notice of allegations’ to LSU as a result of this investigation. This would put an end to the 3-year, highly controversial, period of Will, based on the renegotiated deal of 2019.
Will then guided his 2021 Tigers to the championship game of the SEC Tournament in Nashville and an 8-seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. On March 12, 2022, he was removed as coach following more reports of recruiting violations.
Will Wade Net Worth
American professional college basketball coach has been in the coaching industry from 2005 to the present. He was recently the head coach of Louisiana State University until his removal on March 12, 2022. Wade received an annual salary of $2.5 million and has an accumulative net worth of $1 million – $5 million as of 2022.