2013-14 USA Men's Developmental National Team Assistant Coach
Eric Flannery, head coach at St. Edward High School in Cleveland, Ohio, was officially named as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team on Feb. 5, 2013.
In addition to his stint as the head coach of the 2010 USA Youth Olympic Games Team, Flannery is a long-time member of the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee (2001-2012) who has compiled a 314-99 overall record (.760 winning percentage) in 16-plus seasons (1996-97 to present) with the St. Edward Eagles, including a 15-4 record (as of 2/4/13) this season.
Winning his first Ohio Division I state title in 1998, Flannery has led St. Edward to seven 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 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.
Flannery 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.