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2017-18 Women's Basketball Coaches
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Beck Flanagan
Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: San Diego State
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x 1209

Flanagan joins the HIU staff after completing five years as an assistant coach with the Loyola University New Orleans Wolf Pack. Flanagan served as the recruiting coordinator for the women's basketball program and was named the NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Women's Basketball Coaches Association in 2016 after helping the Wolf Pack to their second-straight SSAC Tournament title and a spot in the NAIA National Championship in 2015-16.

While on staff at Loyola, Flanagan helped guide the team to four seasons with 23 or more wins, four conference titles, and developed the winningest recruiting class in Loyola history with a 99-31 (.761) overall record in four seasons. Loyola was awarded two SSAC Coach of the Year recognitions while Flanagan was on staff in 2014 and again in 2017. The Wolf Pack program averaged better than 76 points per game offensively and outscored opponents by almost 17 points each night while Flanagan was on staff.

Flanagan is originally a native of Los Angeles, California and arrived at Loyola from Alcorn State where he served as an assistant coach for the men's program. He has also served as the women's basketball assistant coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Flanagan was a high school coach for seven years. He was the head girls' varsity coach at San Pasqual High School for three years, recording three consecutive 20+ win seasons with an overall record of 65-26 and three playoff appearances.

Flanagan also worked as a physical education teacher and boys' basketball varsity head coach at Delphi Academy in Lake View Terrace, CA for four years. Flanagan led his team to three league championships and consecutive winning seasons with an overall record of 60-35 and four straight appearances in the CIF-SS playoffs, earning recognition as the CIF Coach of the Year in 2005-06.

Because family connections first exposed him to coaching basketball, Coach Flanagan strives to incorporate that type of dynamic into his teams. "As much as possible, [we should] have a family atmosphere for the student-athletes, to have that sense of community so the players are in a position where they can succeed and they have a support system that keeps them happy, supported, and working hard to be the best that they can be."

Coach Flanagan is an alumnus of San Diego State University and graduated with magna cum laude honors. He is currently working to complete a Master's in Business Administration at Loyola and was recently married to his wife Amy in June of 2017.

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Hailey King
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: CSU Fullerton
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x 1209

Hailey King joins the HIU coaching ranks as a women’s basketball assistant beginning in the 2017-18 season. Coach King comes to HIU after working previously for Mater Dei HS with their girls’ basketball program and will be on Coach Beck Flanagan’s staff as an assistant coach and the strength coach for the women’s program.

Coach King worked with the Frosh/Soph girls team at Mater Dei for two seasons and led her teams to a pair of undefeated league seasons. While coaching at Mater Dei King was able to spend time learning under local Orange County legend Kevin Kiernan, whose MDHS & Troy HS programs have gone 610-64 under his leadership.

In addition to the experience gained from coaching under Kiernan, Coach King brings her own playing experience across Nutwood Avenue from CSU Fullerton. Coach King played three seasons for the Titans as a guard for the NCAA DI program and graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Coach King is currently working to complete her Master’s degree in Kinesiology at CSU Fullerton as well.

Originally from Solvang, CA, Coach King enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, exercising, and spending her downtime at the beach.

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Samantha Doucette
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Vanguard University
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x 1209

Samantha Doucette joins HIU’s coaching staff as an assistant and recruiting coordinator for the women’s basketball program beginning in the 2017-18 season. Coach Doucette comes to HIU after a one-year stint at NCAA DII Concordia Irvine and a playing career at GSAC foe Vanguard University.

Coach Doucette got her start in coaching during the 2016-17 season as a part of former CUI head coach Lacey Burns’ staff for one season as a graduate assistant. In addition to her previous coaching experience at CUI, Coach Doucette continues to coach for the Mambacitas club and at Corona del Mar Middle School. Coach Doucette will bring that Division II experience with her to the Royals and is already very familiar with the NAIA and GSAC basketball experiences as a former player.

Coach Doucette played four seasons for GSAC rival Vanguard University and was a three-time All-GSAC player and a three-time NAIA All-American. The Lions amassed a 99-21 record and four consecutive NAIA National Tournament appearances while Doucette was an active member of the team, including a pair of Elite Eight appearances in her first two seasons. Doucette finished with 1593 career points, earning the nickname “Sammy Buckets” while playing under NAIA Hall of Fame coach Russ Davis.

Doucette graduated from Vanguard in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from CUI. Off the court, Doucette enjoys hiking, adventures, spending time at the beach, and Netflix.

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