Former Nevada basketball staffer Brandon Chambers has joined the LSU staff as the Tigers' assistant to the head coach.
Chambers served the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Southern under ex-Nevada associate head coach Johnny Jones. Prior to that, Chambers was at Nevada for three seasons, serving as the team's director of operations.
“We look forward to Brandon joining our staff at LSU,” LSU coach Will Wade said in a news release. “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 at Texas Southern 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 support staffs to ensure 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.
Chambers 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. Wade came to LSU after being VCU's head coach.
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.