Oct. 13, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Head coach Don Flanagan announced today that Shane Flanagan has been named the third assistant coach for the University of New Mexico women's basketball team. Flanagan's duties will consist of on floor coaching, scouting, recruiting, academics, community service and summer camps.
"I feel very fortunate to have an opportunity to work with Shane," Don Flanagan said. "He is excellent with the players, familiar with the program and is a good teacher of the game. Shane is going to be a valuable asset to our program."
Flanagan is a former college basketball player. He played one year at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California, from 1994-95 and was named honorable mention All-Western State Conference. Flanagan also played at Boise State University from 1995-98 and was named to the 1996 Big Sky All-Tournament Team. In high school, Flanagan was two-time all-state and three-time all-district and all-city at Eldorado High School. Flanagan most recently has been an assistant coach at Eldorado for the last three seasons.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding coaching staff," Shane Flanagan said. "This is a great opportunity and a good learning experience for me to work with a top-20 program and I look forward to helping them in any way I can."
Flanagan is a native of Albuquerque, N.M. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a degree in University Studies. Flanagan is married to the former Kristen Lori.