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Will Wade Signs New Contract With VCU

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 11:35:16-04

According to sources, Will Wade has agreed to a new eight-year contract with Virginia Commonwealth University. Wade had drawn interest from Vanderbilt.

Wade would have been a popular choice to replace Kevin Stallings amongst Vandy fans. He's a Nashville native and built Chattanooga into a solid program, being named 2014 Southern Conference Coach of the Year.

Wade was hired by VCU last spring after Shaka Smart left for Texas. He led the Rams to a 25-11 record and the Atlantic 10 regular season championship.

The new contact, as first reported by ESPN, will keep Wade at VCU through 2024.

Wade is 65-36 in four seasons as a head coach, leading VCU to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this year in his only appearance.