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Head Coach Will Wade adds assistant coach to staff

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU head coach Will Wade has added former Wichita State assistant coach Greg Heiar to the 2017 basketball staff.

“It is exciting that Greg Heiar will be joining our staff at LSU,” Wade said in an LSU release. “His experience and passion for the game both as a top assistant and as a head coach has been proven over and over by being a consistent winner everywhere he has been. His ability to recruit great players at every coaching stop makes him an outstanding fit as we work to put the pieces together for the future success of LSU basketball.”

Heiar has spent the last six seasons with the Shockers under head coach Gregg Marshall.

During that time Wichita State won 179 games, five Missouri Valley Conference regular season championships and six consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a  2013 NCAA Final Four appearance. 

“I would like to thank coach Gregg Marshall for the time that I spent at Wichita State and helping put me in the position to have this type of opportunity,” Heiar said in the release. “This is a great opportunity for me and my family to work with a wonderful, young, energetic and passionate person in coach Wade and the fabulous staff he is putting together at a University that has so much rich tradition, not only in basketball but in all the sports."

Heiar's coaching experience: 
2000-01: Mount St. Clare, Student Assistant
2001-03: Lotas College (Iowa), Grad Asst./Asst. Coach
2003-04: Chipola (Fla.) JC, Assistant Coach 
2004-09: Chipola (Fla.) JC, Head Coach
2009-11: Southern Miss, Assistant Coach
2011-17: Wichita State, Assistant Coach
April 2017-: LSU, Assistant Coach

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