Athletics: VCU President Michael Rao’s statement on the hiring of coach Will Wade

Following is a statement from Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., on the hiring of VCU men’s basketball coach Will Wade:

I am pleased to welcome Coach Wade back home to Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the ideal leader for our men’s basketball team; even more, he will be an excellent representative for our entire university.

I am grateful to Ed McLaughlin and his team for their quick and thoughtful leadership in recruiting Coach Wade. I also appreciate those who have continued to elevate our program and our university nationally — including our players and fans — which has allowed us to bring aboard a rising star like Will Wade.

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