Will Wade takes over for Shaka Smart at VCU

Expect these types of periodic updates to at least keep my portion of this popular blog humming all off-season long, as we officially enter the “Electric Iron and Steel League”.

Tuesday’s news featured the fact that the opening to replace popular coach Shaka Smart at VCU was not going to be long after making a Smart move leaving for Texas last Thursday.

Enter Will Wade, 32, one time assistant under Tommy Amaker at Harvard before being a major reason why the VCU Rams went from the First Four to the Final Four in 2011.  He was an assistant under Smart from 2009-13 and landed as the head coach of UT-Chattanooga, compiling a very nice 40-25 record during the two past years (including a 27-7 mark in conference play).

So I guess, the apple does not fall very far from the tree.  It all comes down to recruiting, and we will see what kind of roster VCU has entering the fall.

Prior to working at VCU, Wade served as an assistant at Harvard under Tommy Amaker


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