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 +====== James "​Bruiser"​ Flint ======
 +  * **Head Coach**
 +  * **Seasons:​** [[season_1996-97|1996-97]],​ [[season_1997-98|1997-98]],​ [[season_1998-99|1998-99]],​ [[season_1999-2000|1999-2000]],​ [[season_2000-01|2000-01]]
  
 +  * **Associate Head Coach**
 +  * **Seasons:​** [[season_1995-96|1995-96]]
 +
 +  * **Assistant Coach**
 +  * **Seasons:​** [[season_1989-90|1989-90]] through [[season_1994-95|1994-95]]
 +
 +  * **Birthdate:​** July 23, 1965
 +
 +===== Coaching - at UMass =====
 +==== Head Coach, 1996-2001 ====
 +{{ :​flint_roster_photo_2000-01.jpg?​nolink&​|Roster photo 2000-01}}
 +
 +  * [[http://​umasshoops.com/​news/​2000-01/​bruiser_leaves03132001.htm|Resigned under pressure]] after the 2000-01 season.
 +  * Fastest coach in UMass history to 30 and 40 wins (in 49 and 63 chances respectively)
 +  * NABC District 1 Co-Coach of the Year (1998)
 +  * [[news19960608_flint_promoted_head_coach|Promoted to Head Coach on 6/8/1996]] after [[calipari_john|John Calipari]] left for the NBA.
 +
 +==== Head Coaching Record ====
 +^Season^Overall^Win %^Conf^Win %^Place^[[championships|Post-Season]]^
 +|[[season_1996-97|1996-97]]|19-14|.576|11-5|.688|3rd (East)|NCAA First Round((Round of 64))|
 +|[[season_1997-98|1997-98]]|21-11|.656|12-4|.750|3rd (East)|NCAA First Round((Round of 64))|
 +|[[season_1998-99|1998-99]]|14-16|.467|9-7|.563|3rd (East)| |
 +|[[season_1999-2000|1999-2000]]|17-16|.515|9-7|.563|3rd)|NIT First Round((Round of 32))|
 +|[[season_2000-01|2000-01]]|15-15|.500|11-5|.688|4th| |
 +|Totals|86-72|.544|52-28|.650| | |
 +
 +Flint went 7-3 against his alma mater [[opponent_saint_josephs_pa|St. Joseph'​s]].\\
 +Flint went 1-1 against [[lappas_steve|Steve Lappas]] as coach of [[opponent_villanova|Villanova]]. ​ Lappas went on to replace Flint as the next coach at UMass in 2001.\\
 +Flint went 1-0 against [[opponent_drexel|Drexel]],​ where he would go on to coach after leaving UMass.
 +
 +==== Associate Head Coach, 1995-96 ====
 +  * Succeeded Bill Bayno, who left to become the Head Coach at UNLV.
 +
 +==== Assistant Coach, 1989-95 ====
 +
 +[[http://​umasshoops.com/​history/​alumni/​bruiser_flint/​news/​collegian_visit20061017.htm|The Collegian does a "Where Are They Now" about Bruiser]] (10/​17/​2006)\\
 +[[http://​umasshoops.com/​news/​2000-01/​bruiser_maroon_white_profile12212000.htm|Just Like Father, Just Like Son]] (12/​21/​2000)\\
 +[[http://​www.umassathletics.com/​sports/​m-baskbl/​mtt/​flint_bruiser00.html|Official roster page from UMass Athletics]]\\
 +[[http://​umasshoops.com/​roster/​bruiser_flint/​pics/​thumbs.htm|Picture gallery]]
 +
 +===== Coaching - elsewhere =====
 +==== Drexel (Head Coach, 2001-16) ====
 +  * Let go by Drexel in 2016.((http://​www.drexeldragons.com/​news/​2016/​3/​7/​drexel-and-mens-basketball-head-coach-bruiser-flint-part-ways.aspx))
 +  * Had a 245-217 record as their head coach.
 +  * Was the CAA Coach of the Year four times during his tenure. ​ ([[http://​umasshoops.com/​history/​alumni/​bruiser_flint/​news/​caa_coach_of_year2003-04.htm|2004 news release]])
 +  * Had a winning conference record in 12 of his 15 seasons.
 +  * [[http://​www.berkshireeagle.com/​localsports/​ci_19896545|Flint not surprised by UMass success]] (2/5/2012)
 +  * [[http://​umasshoops.com/​history/​alumni/​bruiser_flint/​news/​thriving_at_drexel20070110.htm|Flint thriving, happy guiding the Dragons]] (1/10/2007)
 +  * [[http://​umasshoops.com/​history/​alumni/​bruiser_flint/​news/​thrilled_to_be_in_philly01262002.htm|Flint thrilled to be in Philadelphia]](1/​26/​2002)
 +  * [[http://​umasshoops.com/​history/​alumni/​bruiser_flint/​news/​flint_home_at_drexel01142002.htm|No secret: Flint at home at Drexel]] (1/14/2002)
 +  * [[http://​umasshoops.com/​history/​alumni/​bruiser_flint/​news/​hired_at_drexel04052001.htm|Hired at Drexel]] soon after leaving UMass in 2001.
 +
 +Flint went 0-1 against UMass, a [[game20120320_drexel|72-70 loss in the 2012 NIT]].
 +
 +==== Coppin State (Assistant Coach, 1987-89) ====
 +
 +===== Playing Career =====
 +==== St. Joseph'​s Hawks (#14, 1983-87) ====
 +
 +=== Career accomplishments ===
 +  * Ranked 8th at SJU all time in career assists (402).((Record thru the 2014-15 season))
 +  * Led the team twice in free throw percentage (79.2% as a senior, 76.0% as a sophomore).
 +  * Elected into SJU Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.
 +  * Hawks were 81-40 (.669) in his four seasons.
 +  * Hawks went 5-3 against UMass during Bruiser'​s years as a player.
 +
 +=== Senior season (1986-87) ===
 +  * Led the A-10 in assists, averaging 6.1 per game.
 +  * His 171 assists led the team, and are 9th-most in a season in Hawks history.((Record thru the 2014-15 season))
 +  * Second on team, and ninth in the A-10 in scoring, averaging 14.6 points per game.
 +  * A-10 Second Team selection.
 +  * Won an A-10 Co-Player of the Week award.
 +  * Led the team in 3-point shots made (55), free throw percentage (.792), steals (60), and minutes played (1,058).
 +
 +=== Junior season (1985-86) ===
 +  * 7th on the team in scoring at 4.1 ppg.
 +  * Hawks won both the A-10 Regular Season and Tournament Championships.
 +  * Advanced to the NCAA Tournament'​s Second Round((Round of 32)).
 +  * Final season record was 26-6.
 +
 +=== Sophomore season (1984-85) ===
 +  * Led the team in free throw percentage (.760).
 +  * 4th on the team in scoring at 7.4 ppg.
 +  * Hawks finished the season at 19-12 and advanced to the [[wp>​1985_National_Invitation_Tournament|NIT'​s]] Round of 16.
 +
 +=== Freshman season (1983-84) ===
 +  * 7th on the team in scoring at 3.7 ppg.
 +  * Hawks finished the season at 20-9 and made the [[wp>​1984_National_Invitation_Tournament|NIT]].
 +
 +===== External Links =====
 +  * [[https://​twitter.com/​bruflint14|Twitter:​ @bruflint14]]
 +  * [[wp>​Bruiser_Flint|Wikipedia:​ Bruiser Flint]]
 +
 +{{tag>"​Bruiser Flint" "​Coaches"​ "Born in 1965" "​Drexel"​}}
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