2002 Alumnus named Assistant Coach of the Year

April 27, 2016
  • Following a year that saw the Wolf Pack earn their second-straight SSAC Tournament title and qualify for the NAIA National Tournament, Loyola University New Orleans Assistant Coach Beck Flanagan has been named the NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

    “I’m extremely honored to receive this incredible award and grateful for the recognition from my coaching peers and the WBCA,” said Flanagan.

    “It is a privilege to work with Head Coach Kellie Kennedy, the rest of our coaching staff, and this wonderful group of highly talented players,” Flanagan continued. “I’m humbled by this award and inspired to learn more to continue to become the best coach that I can be.”

    In his four seasons with the Wolf Pack, coach Flanagan has helped Loyola to an 83-39 record (68%), including three-straight, 20-plus win seasons.

    “Beck is such a big part of our success at Loyola,” said Loyola University New Orleans Head Coach Kellie Kennedy. “He is charged with the job of recruiting high-level players who are also great students and he does a wonderful job.”

    “He has a tremendous work ethic and sincerely cares about our student athletes,” Kennedy stated. “I am extremely proud and excited that he has won this prestigious award; he is very deserving.”

    Flanagan has built an impressive resume in his four years with the Wolf Pack, including coaching 13 SSAC All-Academic members, nine All-SSAC selections, seven NAIA Scholar Athletes, six SSAC All-Freshmen team members, four WBCA-NAIA All-Americans, three All-Louisiana selections, two WBCA Allstate Good Works Team members and one Musco Lighting Scholar Athlete of the Year.

    “Coach Flanagan is always going the extra mile for his players,” said Loyola junior and 2016 SSAC Tournament MVP Caroline Gonzalez. “He believes in all of his players and wants the best for them.”

    The Wolf Pack finished the 2015-26 season with a 23-8 overall record and 14-4 mark in the SSAC. Loyola entered the NAIA Tournament as the No.6-seed where it fell to the No. 3-seed The Master’s College 59-57 in the opening round on a layup with .07 seconds remaining.

    Per WBCA: The Assistant Coach of the Year award is presented to the recipient who demonstrated commitment to the program, to their student-athletes and head coach, had impact coaching on court, mentorship and impact on other coaches, as well as professional manner and attitude.

    Original article found here.
    Published by the Office of Student Affairs
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    504- 865-3030 | E-mail: mlpetty@loyno.edu | Website:studentaffairs.loyno.edu

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