What They Are Saying…
VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart:
“UTC is hiring an absolute star in . Will is extremely bright, hard-working and diligent. No one will spend more time building relationships with student-athletes than Will. There is no question in my mind that he will be a tremendous success.”
Chattanooga Women’s Head Coach Jim Foster:
“I’ve known since he was 8 years old. He impressed me then with his passion for athletics and nothing he’s done in the last 22 years has changed my opinion. He is a hard worker who knows how to surround himself with successful folks. I look forward to working with him on a daily basis.”
Harvard Head Coach Tommy Amaker:
“Will Wade is a tremendous choice to be the new coach at Chattanooga. Will has developed into one of the more talented young coaches in the country, and he will be a terrific fit for the Chattanooga community. I wish him luck and look forward to watching his team compete.”
“This is Chattanooga's lucky day. They have found and hired one of the brightest and hardest-working young basketball coaches in the profession in Will. He possesses all of the attributes necessary to be successful on and off the court with the Mocs. I'm very proud of him and excited for his opportunity."
DePaul Head Coach Oliver Purnell:
"After every year that Will worked for me I felt compelled to promote him because of the great job that he did and how much he grew. Today, UTC is hiring a great young coach with all the tools to be successful. One year from now they will have an even better coach because of those tools."
Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets:
“The one thing I’ll always remember about Coach Wade is that he outworked everybody else. Every day he was the first one there and the last to leave. Sometimes he just didn’t leave…he would just sleep at the gym. Coach Wade is a perfect example of how hard work pays off. He will be an amazing head coach for the Chattanooga men’s basketball team!”