By Schuyler Easterling
In May of 2005, a young man named Will Wade walked across the stage in Littlejohn Coliseum and received his Clemson degree in secondary education. With a passion for basketball, Wade once dreamed of becoming a high school teacher and basketball coach.
In an announcement last Tuesday, Wade’s old dreams gave ways to bigger dreams, as he was named the head basketball coach at Chattanooga.
Wade’s path to the head-coaching job at Chattanooga was forged through hard work, determination and an absolute love affair with the game of basketball.
Growing up in Nashville, Wade learned an incredible work ethic from his parents, Frank and Margaret. Frank Wade worked as an insurance salesman, while Margaret Wade worked as the head of a private school.
In high school, Wade aspired to play collegiate basketball. However, the 6-foot-4 post player soon realized he was too undersized to play the position at the college level. Instead, Wade turned his attentions to Clemson University, arriving to Tigertown as a freshman in the fall of 2001. [Read more...]