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One his one-year anniversary as the head coach of LSU, Will Wade wrote a letter to thank fans, season ticket holders, the band, spirit squads, faculty, staff, and the students for a tremendous year. Per

Dear LSU Family,

One year ago, Joe Alleva introduced me as your men’s head basketball coach. I pledged then to bring a new attitude and commitment to excellence to this program. I promised you we would attack each day, leave everything on the court and make you proud. I asked you, the LSU fans, to join us in that effort. I am grateful to say that you have been with us every step of the way.

You, the fans and season ticket holders, came out by the tens of thousands to support us from a home opener sell out, to the NIT where you inspired our team with your passion and pride. All season, we fed off your energy. You made a difference for our student-athletes, inspiring us and driving us to work hard to represent LSU. I cannot thank you enough for your support all season long.

To the band, spirit squads, faculty and staff – thank you for your commitment to LSU basketball. It takes hundreds of people working hard every day to make a program like this work and work well. Your daily efforts are recognized by each of us and we appreciate all that you do.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank the students. When I was first introduced, you were hanging from the rafters in the Student Union. Months later, you were hanging from the rafters in the PMAC. You fought for our team from day one and represented this institution with pride. You inspired us and I cannot wait to see that student section overflowing next season.

Put simply, all of you have made me proud to call LSU home. This is just the beginning.

Geaux Tigers and Boot Up!

Will Wade
LSU Men's Basketball Coach
Filed Under: LSU Football


This guy gets it...
Reply37 months
I got chills. Hope WW stays around. He's amazing.
Reply37 months
Can he coach football?
Reply37 months
Had the pleasure to meet this dude before a football game. Very nice guy with one request, “please give me some time.” I think this season showed flashes of what the future will be and next year is the time. Very excited for our hoops future.
Reply37 months
This guy continues to impress. Hope him all the success.
Reply37 months
Coach Will Wade constantly impresses. I’m so glad he is a Tiger.
Reply37 months
I am so relieved there is no typo in the third word of the headline.
Reply37 months
37 months
“One his one year anniversary”
37 months
Headline, Tator Tots, headline.
37 months
Son of a bitch! I could run through a brick wall right now for Will F*****g Wade!!
Reply37 months
Thanks coach! It was a fun 1st ride....let’s have many many more together
Reply37 months
I LOVE this coach! From the way he transformed basically the same 10-21 team with no heart or effort, to a 18-15 team that fought hard each and every game, showed so much heart in each and every game. He got us to play as a team, not just 5 guys who had no idea of what a "team" was. I hope we can keep him for a very long time! We will win quite a few titles in the future! #Bootup Geaux Tigers!
Reply37 months
Will Wade is the man!!
Reply37 months
Do whatever it takes to keep him for the rest of his career. This guy is a super star in the making and can turn us into a perennial power.
Reply37 months
The man
Reply37 months
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