CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - New Chattanooga coach Will Wade believes he can succeed at his new job by utilizing the same pressure defense that worked so well at his last stop.
Wade, an assistant on Shaka Smart's staff at VCU the last four years, was formally introduced Tuesday as Chattanooga's new head coach. Wade replaces John Shulman, who was fired last month.
The 30-year-old Wade says he considers the pressing style a "great equalizer" and noted that "very few teams play it, and it is very difficult to prepare for, especially on a short rest."
Wade, 30, helped VCU make three consecutive NCAA tournament trips and the 2011 Final Four. VCU went 27-9 this past season and led the nation in steals each of the last two years.
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