Mike Flanagan, Head Coach at Black Hawk High School, joins the SWBL as our Head Recruiter. Mike will be making contact with all of our current teams in the near future as well as contacting new teams to join the SWBL experience. The continued growth over the past three years has shown the positive experience that teams have had participating in the league. Mike's integrity, hard work, and knowledge of running a successful basketball program will make him a great resource and addition to the SWBL Family.
got his start in coaching at Monroe Middle School, where he has taught eighth
grade English for the past thirteen years. For five years, he coached boys and
girls middle school basketball before serving for one year in 2005 as the
Monroe High School frosh boys coach for Coach Pat Murphy, who won the Division
2 State Championship in 2007.
2006, Flanagan took the vacant varsity girls basketball position at Black Hawk
High School, where he has coached ever since. During his seven-season tenure,
his teams compiled an overall record of 148 wins and 34 losses, while earning
four conference championships, six regional championships, three State
Tournament appearances, and a Division 4 Runner-up finish in 2010.
of his position at Black Hawk, Flanagan has run and worked at multiple camps,
spoken at clinics, and conducted individual basketball training. He lives in
Woodford, Wisconsin, with his wife Lisa, who teaches fourth grade at Black
Hawk; two daughters, Michelle (17) and Melissa (15); and two sons, Chip (13)
and Lucas (11).