Don Flanagan

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Don Flanagan is the former head coach of the University of New Mexico women's basketball team. As of December 23, 2009, he holds the title of most wins by any coach, men's or women's, at the school with 316 victories. He passed former UNM Men's Basketball coach Dave Bliss's 246 wins on December 9, 2006.

Don Flanagan has nurtured the Lobo program into an upward-rising basketball powerhouse. In 12 years at the helm of the New Mexico program, Flanagan has guided the Lobos to 11 consecutive winning seasons and 10 straight postseason appearances, including seven trips to the NCAA Tournament. Flanagan was named MWC Coach of the Year in 2004-05 and was named Russell Athletic/WBCA Region Seven Coach of the Year in 2005-06. With Flanagan, the Lobos have captured three regular-season conference championships, six conference tournament titles (five in a row in the MWC from 2004–08) and have made 11 consecutive postseason appearances. In 2002-03, UNM finished with an overall record of 24-9. In the postseason, the Lobos won the Mountain West Conference Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. In 2001-02, UNM finished 22-9 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for only the second time in program history. The Lobos finished tied for second in the Mountain West Conference at 10-4. The 2000-01 season saw UNM finish with a record of 22-13 and advance to the championship game of the WNIT.

The Lobos capped off another exciting season in 2007-08 and extended their NCAA streak to seven consecutive seasons. UNM reached the 20-win plateau for the eighth straight year after finishing the season with a 20-13 overall record. The 2008-2009 Lobos finished 25-11 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT.

Prior to UNM, Flanagan was the head coach at Albuquerque's Eldorado High School, where he compiled an amazing record of 401-13 over 16 years winning 11 state championships. Flanagan was inducted into the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

On April 4, 2011, Flanagan announced his resignation.[1]

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