Cornell tabs former St. Lawrence standout Flanagan as new assistant coach

Sean Flanagan has been named an assistant coach for Cornell and joins the Big Red after serving as Massachusetts-Lowell’s director of hockey operations during the 2015-16 season.

“Sean is an up and coming coach in college hockey,” said Cornell head coach Mike Schafer in a statement. “He has a great reputation for tireless work ethic and a great eye for talent. He was highly recommended by people I hold in high regard in hockey.”

Prior to last season, Flanagan was the assistant coach at Hobart from 2012 to 2015, working under former Cornell assistant coach Mark Taylor.

No stranger to ECAC Hockey, Flanagan played 121 career games with St. Lawrence from 2007 to 2011, totaling 12 goals and 40 assists for 52 points. He then went on to play professionally with the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers and Quad City Mallards.

“I feel very fortunate and proud to have played in ECAC Hockey at St. Lawrence for Joe Marsh and staff, and to be back in the league,” Flanagan added. “To have learned the valuable lessons in recruiting and coaching from Mark Taylor at Hobart as well as Norm Bazin and staff at UMass-Lowell is a blessing. I owe a great deal of this opportunity to all of them and what they have taught me while playing and coaching in college hockey.”