VCU’s Will Wade agrees to head coaching position with LSU

Posted at 10:30 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 06:48:08-04

RICHMOND, Va. — VCU men’s basketball coach Will Wade has agreed to a six-year deal to become the next head coach of LSU.

While VCU Athletics had not confirmed the news Monday night, the official Twitter account for LSU basketball tweeted about the hire.

Wade, 34, just completed his second season as the Rams head coach.

He compiled a record of 51-20 and took the Rams to two consecutive NCAA tournaments.

Rice’s Mike Rhoades and Mount St. Mary’s Jamion Christian, both former VCU assistants, are candidates to replace Wade, a source told CBSSports.

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