Let’s say, “It runs in the family!” After finishing an outstanding basketball career at Ole Miss, Jason Flanigan began his dream of coaching basketball after following in his father and brother’s footsteps. Coach Flanigan is entering his fifth year as Holmes Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Also, he helped guide the Bulldogs to two back-to-back State Championships in 2006 and 2007 as an assistant under former Head Coach Todd Kimble.
Coach Flanigan, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, joined the Bulldogs in 2005 after two seasons as an Assistant Coach at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his first season (2003-2004), the Gold Rush where Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Champs and appeared in the NAIA National Tournament. During the 2004-2005 season, Flanigan helped lead the Gold Rush to a second NAIA National Tournament appearance. Prior to Xavier, Flanigan served as a Graduate Assistant Coach under Coach Rod Barnes at Ole Miss after completing his playing career. While playing four seasons at Ole Miss, the Rebels posted winning records and advanced to the postseason each year (3 NCAA, 1 NIT). He was also a member of the 1998 and 2001 Ole Miss squads that claimed the Southeastern Conference Western Division titles. Jason played in 127 career games, averaged 6.2 points, and 2.6 rebounds. After all, those games are the third most played by a Rebel in the program’s history.
Making history at Ole Miss, Jason Flanigan dished out 302 assists, which is the seventh most in Ole Miss Basketball history. During his 2000-01 senior year, he hit a free throw with 0:02 on the clock to seal a 59-56 NCAA Tournament second-round victory over Notre Dame and propelled Ole Miss to the program’s first “Sweet Sixteen” appearance. As a former standout basketball player at Ole Miss, Flanigan was a member of the most winning senior class in Ole Miss Basketball history with 88 victories. Flanigan graduated from University of Mississippi (May 2001) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leisure Management.
While in high school at Parkview Arts & Science Magnet School, Flanigan was a standout player for his father, Coach Al Flanigan. He earned ALL-State honors following his senior year, and played in two Arkansas State Title games as a junior (Runner-up) and sophomore (Championship). Also, his older brother, Wes, is the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Mississippi State University.
On September 23, 2006, Flanigan married the former Kisha Fields of Memphis, Tennessee, an educator for Canton Public School District. The Flanigans reside in Goodman.