|Title:||Head Women's Basketball Coach / Senior Women's Administrator|
Stephanie Flamini finished her ninth season as Guilford’s head women’s basketball coach and senior woman administrator (SWA) with the conclusion of the 2011-12 season. She led her squad to a 22-7 overall record and an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship. With that, Guilford received the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2002. She joined the Quakers’ staff in July 2003 and directed a senior-laden team to a 17-9 record and the 2004 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament semifinals. Flamini has taken Guilford to the ODAC Tournament seven times and made three semifinal appearances.
Seven Guilford student-athletes have combined for 12 All-ODAC honors under Flamini’s direction, including the 2012 ODAC Player of the Year and First Team All-ODAC, Gabby Oglesby. Oglesby was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the ODAC tournament. Also included is the 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 180-157 career record in 13 seasons. Her 122 victories at Guilford rank second in school history.
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.
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 will serve on the ESPN/Coaches’ Poll Committee through 2014 representing the South Region and is also a member of the NCAA South Region Ranking Committee. Flamini is part of the ODAC’s Basketball Scheduling Committee and a league subcommittee for a 2012 and 2013 women’s symposium.