LSU has agreed to a deal to hire VCU head coach Will Wade, sources told to NBC Sports.
Wade had spent the last two years as the head coach of the Rams, winning the Atlantic 10 regular season title in his first year and finishing second in the league this past season. He went 51-20 in his two seasons in Richmond.
Wade, who is 34 years old, replaced Shaka Smart when he left to take over at Texas. Previously, Wade had spent two seasons as the head coach at Chattanooga, where he went 45-25.
According to ESPN, Wade’s deal will be for six years.
He replaces Johnny Jones, who spent five seasons as the head coach of the Tigers. He went 10-21 last season.