AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl announced the addition of former Auburn point guard Wes Flanigan to his coaching staff on Monday afternoon.
Flanigan was the coach at Little Rock the last two seasons. He will be an assistant on Pearl’s staff.
Flanagan totaled 1,228 points while starting at point guard for Auburn from 1993-97. The Little Rock, Ark., native finished his four-year career second in program history in assists (573) and was the SEC assist champion in ’96.
“Auburn basketball is very fortunate to have been able to attract and welcome home a former great in three-time captain Wes Flanigan,” Pearl said in a statement. “I‘ve known Wes and admired his work for many years as a competitor. Known as a hard-working, tough-minded, passionate basketball coach and teacher, Wes will make our student-athletes better on and off the court.”
Flanigan, who was named to the All-SEC freshman team in 1994 and selected to the All-SEC team as a junior, has kept up with the Tigers and their recent success.
“I’ve always wanted to come back to Auburn to coach basketball at some point,” Flanigan said in a statement. “I want to thank Coach Pearl and the staff for giving me this opportunity. I’ve followed the program from afar over the years. I know our program is at an all-time high and I am looking forward to helping this staff, these players and Coach Pearl continue the success that they have already established. I’m happy to be a part of it.”
During two stints at Little Rock, Flanigan helped the Trojans record single-season program records for wins in the Sun Belt Conference and on the road. Little Rock earned its first-ever outright Sun Belt championship and knocked off No. 5-seed Purdue in the NCAA Tournament in 2016.
Flanigan also spent time at UAB from 2008-10. During that time the Blazers won 47 games and matched a program record for wins (25) in a season.