Jim Flanery

James William Flanery II[2] (born February 8, 1965)[3] is the head women's basketball coach at Creighton University. He has coached at Creighton for five years, making the WNIT three times, and the NCAA Tournament in 2012. In 2004, Creighton won the 2004 WNIT Championship. In his first season, he won 24 games, the most ever by a Creighton rookie head coach. He served as an assistant at Creighton the previous 11 years. He also served as an assistant basketball coach at Loras College.[4]

Jim Flanery
Flanery speaking to his team during a timeout in a game in November 2014.
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceBig East
Biographical details
Born (1965-02-08) February 8, 1965
Guthrie Center, Iowa[1]
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1990Creighton (asst.)
1992–2002Creighton (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall269–183 (.595)

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Creighton Bluejays (Missouri Valley Conference) (2002–present)
2002–03 Creighton 24–913-5T-1stWNIT Round of 16
2003–04 Creighton 24–914-42ndWNIT Champions
2004–05 Creighton 19-1013-5T-2ndWNIT First Round
2005–06 Creighton 8-215-13T-10th
2006–07 Creighton 13-198-106th
2007–08 Creighton 21-1212-62ndWNIT Second Round
2008–09 Creighton 22-1214-42ndWNIT Second Round
2009–10 Creighton 18-1312-6T-2ndWNIT First Round
2010–11 Creighton 21-1113-5T-2ndWNIT First Round
2011–12 Creighton 20-1311-74thNCAA First Round
2012–13 Creighton 25-815-3T-1stNCAA Second Round
Creighton (MVC): 215–137 (.611)130–68 (.657)
Creighton Bluejays (Big East Conference) (2002–present)
2013–14 Creighton 20-1412-6T-3rdWNIT Second Round
2014–15 Creighton 17-1410-8T-5thWNIT First Round
2015–16 Creighton 17-188-10T-7thWNIT First Round
2016–17 Creighton 24-816-2T-1stNCAA Second Round
2017–18 Creighton 19-1311-74thNCAA Second Round
Creighton (Big East): 97–67 (.591)57–33 (.633)
Total:312–204 (.605)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. "Jim Flanery". gocreighton.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015.
  2. Birth notices. The Bayard News: February 18, 1965. "James William II to Mr and Mrs James Flanery of Guthrie Center."
  3. "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015.
  4. "FANSchool - - Women's Basketball Story". gocreighton.cstv.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
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