|Title:||Head Women's Basketball Coach / Assistant Athletics Director / Senior Woman Administrator|
Stephanie Flamini enters her 15th season at the helm of the women’s basketball program and senior woman administrator (SWA). Flamini added assistant athletics director duties in 2015. She has amassed a record of 230-148 at the helm of the women’s basketball program and has led her squad to five Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship final appearances in the past six years, with three league titles.
This year's team will have another tough act to follow as the 2016-17 Quaker team finished 24-4 and won the ODAC Championship. The 24 wins was the second most in program history. Guilford advanced to the 2017 NCAA Championship. Three student-athletes earned All-ODAC honors.
During the 2015-16 season, Flamini guided the Quakers to a 22-6 record with an ODAC Championship finals appearance and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Quakers were victorious against the University of Mount Union in the tournament’s opening round. Flamini eclipsed the 200-win milestone at Guilford January 30 in a victory over ODAC-rival Washington and Lee University and became the school's women's basketball coaching wins leader earlier in the year with a win over North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Flamini led Guilford to back-to-back ODAC Championships in 2012 and 2013, the Quakers' second pair of ODAC crowns. Guilford earned bids into the NCAA Division III tournament in both years, marking the Quakers' third and fourth NCAA tournament appearances in program history.
Twelve Guilford student-athletes have combined for 21 All-ODAC honors under Flamini’s direction, including 2012 ODAC Player of the Year and First Team All-ODAC honoree Gabby Oglesby. Oglesby was also twice named the Most Outstanding Player of the ODAC Tournament in 2012 and 2013 and earned her third First Team All-ODAC Selection in 2014. Guilford's Morgan King and Brittany Atwater '13 were also All-ODAC and All-ODAC Tournament Team members in 2012-13 with King garnering All-ODAC honors again in 2014. Flamini also directed two-time second-team all-league pick Jazlyn Gibbs '12 and three-time all-league pick Tracey Croner ‘09. Guilford’s Kristine Ellis ’10 captured the league’s 2006 Rookie of the Year Award and A.J. Robertson ‘04 was named the league’s 2004 Women’s Basketball-Scholar Athlete of the Year. Flamini, the Quakers’ eighth head women’s basketball coach, owns a 288-189 career record in 18 seasons.
Before joining Guilford’s staff, Flamini guided Chowan University to a 42-32 record in three years, which marked the most women’s basketball coaching victories in the school’s four-year history. The team enjoyed three straight winning seasons for the first time under Flamini, and went 10-2 against Dixie Conference opponents in her first year with the program. In 1992-93 Chowan was ranked as high as third among NCAA Division III South Region teams for the first time in school history. She coached two All-Dixie students in her tenure, including C.C. Vaughan, a first-team all-league and D3hoops.com honorable mention All-South selection in 2003. Flamini also worked as Chowan’s SWA/Assistant Athletic Director and taught in the school’s health and physical education department.
Flamini coached a predominantly freshman and sophomore team at the University of Maine at Farmington to a 10-2 conference record and the 1999 Maine Athletic Conference (MAC) regular-season title. The Beavers also reached the MAC Tournament final that year. In addition to her basketball duties, she served as the school’s assistant athletic director, SWA and assistant softball coach. Flamini worked as a women’s basketball assistant at Division II Shippensburg University in 1999-2000 when the Raiders won the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship and reached the NCAA Division II Tournament. She assisted Deirdre Kane’s West Chester University team from 1996-98 and helped the Rams to the 1997 PSAC Eastern Conference Crown and their first NCAA Tournament bid.
Flamini also has international coaching experience. In 2000, Flamini was head coach of the PSAC All-Star Team that traveled to the Netherlands. She returned in 2001 to the French Riviera with the West Chester University women's team.
A native of King of Prussia, Pa., and graduate of Upper Merion High School, Flamini earned a basketball scholarship to Clarion University where she helped the Eagles to a PSAC title and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Clarion reached the national quarterfinals in 1991 and the round of 16 in 1992. Flamini concluded her college career at West Chester and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and an associate’s degree in elementary education. She assisted Immaculata College’s basketball team in 1995-96 before returning to West Chester as an assistant while earning a master’s degree in athletic administration in 1998.
Flamini also teaches a first-year experience class at Guilford and is a member of the school’s Leadership Cooperative Committee. She actively participates in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and has served on the group’s Carol Eckman Award Committee for 12 years, once as chair. Flamini has served a two-year term as a WBCA conference captain and chair of the ODAC Women’s Basketball Committee from 2010 -2012. She served on the ESPN/Coaches’ Poll Committee and the NCAA South Region Ranking Committee from 2011-14. Flamini is part of the ODAC’s Basketball Scheduling Committee and a league subcommittee for a 2012 and 2013 women’s symposium.