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 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.
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.
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.)
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.
November 13, 2012
DREXEL HAS received an oral commitment for next basketball season from a 6-4 point guard described by his high school coach as possibly "one of the biggest steals in the country. " Last season as a junior, Major Canady averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for Kiski Prep in Saltsburg, Pa., east of Pittsburgh. Coach Daryn Freedman said Monday he also averaged "nine to 10 steals. " Freedman, a former student manager for coach Bruiser Flint when the latter coached at Massachusetts, said Stanford, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Virginia Tech were pursuing Canady.
March 15, 2001 |
Bruiser Flint is looking into resuming his coaching career at La Salle, Drexel or Northeastern, according to a report in yesterday's Boston Globe. Flint, a St. Joseph's University product, resigned Monday after five years at the University of Massachusetts. Flint is making calls about each of the schools he is eyeing, each of which has merits and drawbacks. "I've talked to some people at La Salle," said Flint, who made it clear there hasn't been official contact with any school, but he expects that will come soon.
May 20, 2010 |
Look up and down Drexel's roster and you find players with New York City roots. Jamie Harris. Gerald Colds. Chris Fouch. Derrick Thomas. Kevin Phillip. Dragons coach Bruiser Flint, with the help of one of his top assistants, Tony Chiles, has always had success recruiting quality talent in the area. But when Chiles, a New York guy, left to become an assistant under new coach Steve Lavin at St. John's, Flint needed a replacement with a similar pedigree. With this in mind, Flint hired as his newest assistant Queens native Matt Collier, who was his coordinator of basketball operations at Drexel from 2002 to '05. "We always like to keep it in the family," Flint said of Collier, who was the head manager at UMass when Flint coached there.
January 3, 2013 |
ATLANTA - The turbulence in the first two months of Drexel's season was left behind in a poised and efficient six-minute stretch to start the second half Wednesday night at Georgia State. The Dragons entered their first Colonial Athletic Association game with a 4-8 record, but they straightened things out quickly against the Panthers (5-9). Drexel made 6 of 7 shots to start the second half and rolled to a 77-60 victory. Picked in the preseason to win the CAA, Drexel resembled a contender, shooting 65 percent from the field after halftime and winning its 17th consecutive CAA regular-season game.