Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
LSU has formally announced the hire of Tony Benford who will join the Basketball staff as an assistant coach under Will Wade. Per

“I am excited to have Tony Benford join our staff,” said Coach Wade. “Tony is the next step in our efforts to build a winning basketball program that all LSU fans can be proud of. His experience as both a head coach and long-time assistant on the recruiting trail will help us in our stated mission to recruit the best players that want to come to LSU and make LSU a consistent winner. Tony is also a fine on-court coach and his track record shows that he is able to develop players that can live out their dreams once they have finished at LSU.”

The 53-year-old Benford served as the assistant and later associate head coach at Marquette (2008-12). In his distinguished career as an assistant he worked at New Mexico (1992-98), Arizona State (1998-06) and Nebraska (2006-08).

During that time, he was tabbed by Basketball Times, Fox Sports and Hoop Scoop as one of the country’s top assistant coaches in Division I basketball.
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saint tiger22587 months
Hope he can help us in the Houston area that Wade mentioned in his presser. Excited for him and can't wait to see the other hires.
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Random LSU Hero87 months
Very solid, well-rounded hire.
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GeauxTGRZ87 months
Great hire
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