Will Wade had a turbulent tenure as the head coach of LSU during his five years at the school and today it was announced his tenure would come to an end. LSU has fired Wade just days after receiving a Notice of Allegations that allegedly was pretty damning against the LSU head coach. Within the notice were multiple Level one allegations against Will Wade including obstructing the investigation and violations of being unethical.
The LSU Notice of Allegations includes “multiple Level 1” allegations tied to Will Wade. pic.twitter.com/R8nvSgrG9B
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 12, 2022
Assistant coach Kevin Nickleberry is expected to take over for the Tigers during the NCAA Tournament on an interim basis. LSU was one of the schools caught up in the FBI scandal dating back to 2017 with the LSU coach supposedly being heard on a wiretap talking about offers to high school recruits in terms of impermissible benefits.
Will Wade has done well to last this long with all that has surrounded him since his first couple of years at the school. He was suspended for a handful of games at the end of the 2019 season but was ultimately reinstated following a meeting with the school’s administration and compliance department. He denied any wrongdoing three years ago but the Notice of Allegations was too much to overcome with all of the rumors he’d already spent years fighting off in terms of violations he’d allegedly committed. This time it all caught up with him and he no longer has a job with LSU and it will be interesting to see who eventually does take a chance on the embattled coach.