Alex Wharton, who has been a member of Coach Will Wade’s staff at Chattanooga, VCU and LSU, returns for his second campaign at LSU in his role for Coach Wade as Director of Video Operations for the Tigers.
Wharton helps provide scouting videos to help prepare the Tigers and the coaching staff for future opponents. He also sets up video break downs of drills in practice that the team can watch as a team or individually.
Coach Wade hired Wharton at UTC prior to the 2013-14 season as video coordinator and then in 2014-15 was elevated to the position of director of basketball operations overseeing scheduling, camps, travel and all administrative aspects of the Chattanooga basketball program.
He was named Director of Video Operations at VCU prior to the start of the 2015-16 season.
Wharton has lots of experience in college basketball despite his relatively young age. Prior to linking up with Coach Wade, he worked in internal operations for the Houston basketball program for the 2013-14 season and as a graduate assistant at Angelo State for the 2012 and 2013 campaigns.
Wharton played two seasons at Grayson College (JC) in Texas. He later transferred to Houston, where he completed his bachelor’s degree, but did not play basketball. Instead, he started his coaching career assisting at Lone Star Community College in Houston.
Wharton, a native of Houston, received his bachelor’s in sports administration in 2011 from Houston and his master’s in 2013, also in sports administration.