UW assistant Lamont Paris leaves for head coaching job at Chattanooga

MADISON, Wis. — Fresh off its second straight loss in the Sweet 16, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team will be losing a key piece to its program. Assistant coach Lamont Paris is leaving the Badgers to take over as the head coach at Chattanooga.

Reports indicate Paris’ deal with the Mocs is for six years. He replaces the departed Matt McCall. The Mocs finished fifth in the Southern Conference, finishing the 2016-17 campaign with a 19-12 record.

Paris spent the last seven seasons at Wisconsin, where he witnessed two Final Four appearances in 2014 and 2015. Prior to that, Paris had spent six years with the Akron program.