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BATON ROUGE – LSU men’s basketball coach Will Wade announced on Tuesday that Kevin Nickelberry will join the men’s basketball staff as an Assistant to the Head Coach.kevin nickleberry

The contract is subject to the approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors at a future meeting date.

Nickelberry has previously served as the head coach at Howard University (2010-19), Hampton (2006-09) and the Columbia Union women’s team (1991-94). He also served as an assistant coach at Howard, Monmouth, Holy Cross, Charlotte and Clemson before being named head coach at Hampton.

His 2019 Howard squad became the first team since 1992 to advance to postseason play, earning a spot in the College Basketball Invitational field. His teams at Howard recorded GPAs of at least 3.0 in eight of his seasons at Howard.

While head coach at Hampton, he was rated among the top 25 “Up-and-Coming” coaches by Sporting News and in 2008.

“We are very happy to have Kevin Nickelberry join our basketball staff here at LSU,” said LSU Coach Will Wade. “I have been friends with him for some 15 years and know that he will be a tremendous mentor and resource for our players with his years of college basketball experience.”


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