Drexel Fires Bruiser Flint, Reports Bruiser Flint
Drexel has fired men’s basketball coach Bruiser Flint, Flint himself said in a tweet. If that wasn’t enough proof, CBS Sports also reports Flint has been fired.
Flint had been coach of the Dragons for 15 years — since the 2001-02 season. They generally enjoyed success under Flint — he went 245–217 as head coach — but had never reached the NCAA tournament. This year, though, the Dragons bottomed out: Drexel went 6-25 this year, though even in this lost year, the Dragons still beat Penn and La Salle.
Loved being a Dragon. Enjoyed the 15yrs. Love my guys and the ppl were great to me. Thanks Drexel
— Bruiser Flint (@ducoachflint) March 7, 2016
The best year Flint had as Drexel’s coach was in 2012, when the Dragons went 29-7 and won the Colonial Athletic Conference. Drexel was snubbed from the NCAA tournament that year, however, after it lost in the CAA tournament finals to VCU. Drexel hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1996, when it beat Memphis in the first round before losing to eventual NCAA runner-up Syracuse in the Round of 32.
Flint previously coached at UMass, where he made two NCAA tournaments after taking over for John Calipari. Flint, a Philadelphia native, played at Saint Joseph’s in the 1980s. He was all-first team Atlantic 10 in 1987. Philly.com reports former La Salle star Doug Overton is in the mix for the Drexel job.
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