LSU Head Basketball Coach Will Wade announced on Tuesday that Brandon Chambers is joining the men’s basketball staff as Assistant to the Head Coach.
Chambers has served the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Southern University in Houston. Prior to his stint at Texas Southern, he served three years at the University of Nevada.
Texas Southern was 17-8 a year ago, winning the SWAC Tournament and defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 60-52, in an NCAA First Four contest. In the 2020 season which was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tigers were 12-6 in SWAC play.
“We look forward to Brandon joining our staff at LSU,” said Coach Wade. “I have known Brandon for 12 years and have watched him rise through the coaching ranks with great success. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the game and will have a tremendous impact on our program.”
Chambers worked primarily with the guards and helped senior point guard Tyrik Armstrong earn 2020 All-SWAC first team honors. Senior guard Michael Weathers was named the 2021 SWAC Newcomer of the year.
During his stint at Nevada he served as director of operations working in conjunction with the coaching and supports staff to ensure that all team-related needs were met such as travel, recruiting, scheduling, video breakdown and game strategies. Nevada won three Mountain West regular-season titles with Chambers on staff and played in three NCAA tournaments.
Other college assistant coaching jobs included two years at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania.
He attended VCU and was a manager working with the men’s basketball team. He served as a student assistant coach in 2011 when the Rams advanced to the NCAA Final Four. He graduated from VCU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Chambers was named one of 50 impactful Low Major Assistants by Silver Waves Media in 2020. He was also named to the 2020 30-Under-30 Team, representing 30 of the most outstanding men’s college basketball coaches under the age of 30.
Vernon Hamilton, who served as Assistant to the Head Coach this past season, will now serve in the position of Director of Player Development.