LMU Hall of Famer Lynn Flanagan was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2007, rewarding a player and coach who has spent 22 seasons associated with the LMU women's basketball program, including the last 19 as an assistant coach.
Flanagan assists Head Coach Julie Wilhoit in all facets of the LMU basketball program. She serves as the LMU women's basketball recruiting coordinator, overseeing all of LMU's recruiting efforts. On the court, her primary coaching responsibilities include working with the post players and interior game.
Flanagan previously oversaw the guards, producing tremendous players during her tenure. Twice in the last seven years, two guards were named First Team All-WCC. In 1999-00, Rosa Bernasconi and Bryn Britton were honored, and the next season, Taryn Reynolds joined Britton on the first team. The stellar backcourt production continued in 2006-07, as point guard Amanda DeCoud was named the WCC's Defensive Player of the Year while DeCoud and teammate Cassady Moore each ranked in the top five in the conference in steals. In addition, guard Amanda Patton broke the school record for most three-pointers made.
Britton became LMU's all-time career scorer under the tutelage of Flanagan. The three-time first team All-WCC guard scored 1,662 points in her four years (1998-02), and played professionally in Germany after she graduated from LMU.
One of the all-time great West Coast Conference women's basketball players, Flanagan still is one of the highest ranked in WCC history with 1,436 points in her career. Her senior year was one of the best ever in LMU history. She held the school records for most single season points (469) and free throws (144), both of which she set during her senior season in 1990-91. Also that same year she averaged 16.75 points per game and posted a .796 free-throw percentage, ranking her second and fifth on the single-season charts in both categories, respectively. As if that was not enough, the 162 field goals she collected that year rank sixth best in a single season.
Flanagan owned the career record for free-throws made (337) at Loyola Marymount from 1991-2011 and ranks fifth all-time in games played (114). Her on-court accomplishments and dedication to the University and especially the women's basketball program have earned her a spot in the LMU Hall of Fame. She is the first women's basketball player to be inducted into the prestigious club.
The four-year letterwinner received All-West Coast Conference first-team accolades following her senior year and garnered All-WCC honorable mention honors as a junior. Flanagan received her undergraduate degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in education in December 1991.
Prior to entering Loyola Marymount, Flanagan was a prep standout at Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was named to the All-San Fernando Valley League first team both her junior and senior campaigns. Flanagan was also an All-CIF first-team selection as a senior, and an All-CIF honorable mention pick as a junior. Flanagan currently resides in Hawthorne.