Steve Flanagan joined the Brandeis track & field and cross country staff as an assistant coach in August 2015.
Flanagan coaches the Judges’ mid-distance runners, long sprinters, and throwers. In 2017, Flanagan helped coach Irie Gourde '17 to his first NCAA Championship appearance in the 400m and a 38-year-old school record in the 200m. During his time with the mid-distance runners, he helped guide Doyin Ogundiran '19 to a NCAA Championship appearance in the 800m. In 2017, both Gourde and Ogundiran earned All-University Athletic Association honors in their respective events.
Flanagan joined the Brandeis staff after spending two years at Providence College. While at Providence, he worked as both a compliance office graduate assistant and graduate assistant coach with the track & field and cross country teams. During his time there, both the men and women’s cross country teams finished in 13th place at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country championships. He coordinated workouts for the sprint, middle distance, and multi-event student-athletes, including Phil Reid who garnered 2nd-place finishes in the Big East Conference heptathlon and decathlon. Additionally, he helped Emily Sisson to two NCAA titles and a collegiate record of 15:12.22 in the 5,000-meter run at the 2015 Big East Indoor Championships. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Providence in 2015.
In 2012, Flanagan earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in mathematics from Fairfield University. He was selected as a team captain as a sophomore and was a three-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic selection. As a senior, Flanagan helped Fairfield to its best-ever finish at the IC4A Championships.