June 9, 1996 |
Philadelphian James "Bruiser" Flint, an assistant coach at UMass under John Calipari, will replace his departed boss as head coach of the Minutemen, university officials said yesterday. Calling it a "dream come true," Flint, 31, said he was eager to continue the winning ways at UMass, which reached the Final Four for the first time last season. "I just can't tell you what this opportunity means to me, and I believe this is the beginning of a long marriage between myself and the university," said Flint, a graduate of Episcopal Academy and St. Joseph's University.
March 10, 2016 |
I TEXTED John Calipari not long after I heard that Drexel had told Bruiser Flint he was out as coach Monday morning. I asked if he wanted to talk about his longtime friend and colleague. The Kentucky coach got back to me Monday night, but I missed the call. He left a classic 80-second voice mail, an impassioned defense of Flint and a call to get rid of the graduate-transfer rule that allows players who have graduated with eligibility to go to another school without having to sit out a year.
March 26, 2012
Drexel athletic director Eric Zillmer announced Monday that Bruiser Flint, the Dragons' head men's basketball coach, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension to remain at the school. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Flint, who recently completed his 11th season at the school, led the Dragons to a school record 29 victories in 2011-12. The Dragons won 19 straight games at one point, including 16 straight CAA contests, that shattered the old school mark of 16 straight wins.
February 5, 2012 |
Bruiser Flint. From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Bruiser: bru-zer noun: a big husky man. Flint flintn 1: a hard quartz that produces a spark when struck by steel. Flinty adj: harsh and unyielding. So maybe he's not so much the big and husky part of that definition, although he is a long way from being frail, but made of flint? Bruiser Flint? Unyielding? Oh yes. You bet. And if you're going to coach basketball at Drexel University, you'd better be flinty, because you're going to spend your days and nights beating your head against the unpadded walls trying to earn the 3 Rs: Recognition, regard, respect.
October 29, 2013 |
Saturday Brandywine Battlefield 5K, Brandywine Battlefield Park, 1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford. Start: 8:30 a.m., fee: $20. brandywinebattlefield5k.com 13th Annual Philadelphia City 6 5K 9 a.m. Starts at 33d and Market Streets (Drexel Recreation Center). $20 pre-reg. Benefits Coaches vs. Cancer. Many of the City Six basketball coaches will be there, including Bruiser Flint and Fran Dunphy.
April 2, 2011
Drexel basketball coach Bruiser Flint has received an oral commitment from Damion Lee, a 6-foot-5 swingman who is currently attending St. Thomas Moore Prep in Connecticut. For a team that went 30-7 this season, the versatile Lee averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Under NCAA rules, Flint cannot comment on Lee until the player makes his choice official by signing a letter of intent. The signing period begins April 13. Already in the Drexel fold are 6-6 forwards Kazembe Abif (Elizabeth, N.J.)
December 22, 2008 |
Drexel men's basketball coach Bruiser Flint was suspended by the Colonial Athletic Association last night for one game and will not be on the sideline this afternoon when the Dragons play at No. 23 Memphis. Flint was assessed two technical fouls with 20 seconds left and ejected from the game in Saturday's 81-75 nonconference loss at Bucknell. The conference, in an e-mail, cited Flint's violation of its standards of sportsmanship. "I was trying to get a technical, but I wasn't trying to get tossed," Flint said from Memphis last night.
February 6, 2015 |
When: Thursday at 7 p.m. Where: In Elon, N.C. Radio: www.elgragons.com Records: Drexel (7-14, 5-5 Colonial Athletic Conference), Elon (11-12, 3-7). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 235-187), Elon, Matt Matheny (6th season, 87-91) Last meeting: Drexel won, 71-64, in NIT Season Tip-Off on Nov. 18, 2013. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (21.7 ppg., 6.4 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.6 ppg., 3.0 rpg.), Rashann London (7.3 ppg., 2.2 rpg.)
November 12, 2015 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It was two years ago, the night before Thanksgiving at Madison Square Garden, the preseason NIT semifinals, Drexel leading unbeaten Arizona, 27-8, early and still leading by three points midway through the second half. With seniors Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat along with junior Damion Lee, coach Bruiser Flint had a team that promised to be one of the best in school history. Then, Lee, while making a move across the lane, tore his right ACL. By the time he was able to play again, Fouch and Massenat were gone.
November 23, 2012 |
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The work in progress that is Drexel men's basketball succumbed to a pivotal performer at this year's Olympics in the first round of the DirecTV Classic. Australia's Matthew Dellavedova scored a career-high 32 points to lead St. Mary's to a 76-64 victory on Thursday at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Dragons (1-3) will face Xavier at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) in a consolation game. Xavier, like St. Mary's (4-0), reached the Sweet 16 in last season's NCAA Tournament.