Report: Former LSU head coach Will Wade in discussions with McNeese State

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McNeese State is closing in on hiring former LSU head coach Will Wade, according to a report by The Athletic.

Will Wade was fired by LSU for cause in March 2022. A notice of allegations from the NCAA charged him with five Level I violations, which included paying players. That firing came after he had previously been suspended in 2019 and was reinstated once his contract was changed to allow LSU to fire him for cause if it was proven he committed a major violation.

The notice of allegations included some information provided by the FBI during the agency’s investigation into college basketball.

Prior to coaching at LSU, Will Wade was the head man at Chattanooga and VCU. He compiled a 105-51 record from 2017-22 at LSU. That included a trip to the Sweet Sixteen.

McNeese State fired head coach John Aiken earlier this week. The team went just 22-45 over the past two seasons.

Matt McMahon replaced Will Wade at LSU, going just 14-19 in his first season after several years of success at Murray State.