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Eric Flannery

Eric Flannery, head coach at St. Edward High School in Cleveland, Ohio, will serve as a court coach for the 2018 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October Minicamp.

Previously, he has was an assistant coach for the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team that played in the 19th annual Nike Hoop Summit, a head coach for the 2015  USA Junior National Select Team that took the court in the 18th annual Nike Hoop Summit and a gold-medal winning assistant coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Men's U17 World Cup Team and 2013 USA Men's U16 National Team. 

Additionally, he served as a court coach at the 2012, 2014 and 2015 USA Men's Junior National Team October minicamps; as an assistant coach at the 2013 October minicamp; and in 2010, he was head coach for the USA Youth Olympic Games Team.

Finally, he is a long-time member of the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee (2001-12 and 2017-20), which is responsible for selecting athletes and coaches for USA teams competing in FIBA Americas U16 Championships, FIBA U17 World Cups and the Nike Hoop Summit.

He recently completed his 22nd season (1996-97 to present) with the St. Edward Eagles.

Flannery capped his 2014-15 campaign at 21-16 and reached the state semifinals.

Winning his first Ohio Division I state title in 1998, Flannery has led St. Edward to nine appearances in the state tournament final four and to the state title game in 2008.

In 2009-10, he led St. Edward to the regional final (state quarterfinal) and a 20-4 record. He followed that up with another regional final and an 18-6 mark in 2010-11. Last year Flannery returned St. Edward to the Ohio Division I Final Four and capped the year with an 18-8 record.

Flannery has helped more than 15 former players reach the NCAA Division I basketball ranks and has coached three NBA Draft picks, including Cleveland Cavalier Jawad Williams.

Three times Flannery has been honored as the Cleveland Plain Dealer Coach of the Year (1997, 2007 and 2008), and he was recognized as the 2007 Associated Press Ohio Coach of the Year.
Additionally, Flannery was an assistant coach in the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic and was head coach of the victorious West Team in the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game.
He graduated from St. Edward High School and immediately became an assistant coach for his alma mater. He served in that role for five years while attending Cleveland State University and was promoted to head coach upon graduation.
Flannery resides in Westlake, Ohio, with his wife Lori, sons Sean and PJ, and daughters Grace and Abigail.

Eric Flannery's Coaching Record

USA Basketball Coaching Experience

Team Position W-L PCT Finish
2015 USA Junior National Select Team
Head Coach
Second Place
2014 USA U17 World Championship Team
Asst. Coach
1.000 Gold Medal
2013 USA U16 National Team
Asst. Coach
1.000 Gold Medal
2010 USA Youth Olympic Games Team (3x3)
Head Coach 5-3 .625 Fourth Place
USA Basketball Totals Four Teams
Two Gold Medals
USA Head Coach Totals Two Teams

USA Assistant Coach Totals Two Teams
Two Gold Medals

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