He runs, he's a ball of energy and he's also a fan of the other "Death Valley."
As LSU begins the Will Wade era with a matchup against Alcorn State on Friday night, here are 12 interesting facts to know about the Tigers' new coach.
Hobbies: Running, reading
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Favorite food(s): Steak, mac and cheese
Favorite sport to watch (other than basketball): College football
Best college town (other than B.R.): Clemson, S.C.
Favorite vacation destination: Rosemary Beach, Fla.
Favorite pro athlete: Dan Majerle
Favorite musical group: Earth, Wind & Fire
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Last book read: Make Your Bed, by Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy, ret.)
Worst habit: Eating junk food when I get stressed out (especially donuts)
Most enjoyable thing about your job: Spending time with the players
Profession if you weren't a coach: High school teacher
Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles contributed to this report.
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