Shane Flanagan begins his first year at Haskell Indian Nations University after a 5-year assistant coaching position at the University of New Mexico where he was part of two Mountain West Conference championships, two NCAA tournament appearances, 3 WNIT tournament appearances, and five time top 25 team GPA's in the country. His duties included on-floor coaching, scouting, recruiting, academics, community service and summer camps. Shane assisted under his father, Don Flanagan, the winningest coach in UNM history. Prior to entering the college arena, Flanagan coached at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque where they had one state championship.
Coach Flanagan played college basketball for Boise State University from 1995-1998 where he was named to the 1996 Big Sky All-Tournament Team, and Cuesta College from 1994-1995 where he was named honorable mention All-Western State Conference. In high school, Flanagan was two-time all-state and three-time all-district and all-city at Eldorado High School.
Shane Flanagan is married to wife, Kimberly, and they have one daughter, Gracie.
Coach Flanagan is a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe and is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. His mother was the 1969 Miss Indian America and spoke in front of Congress on behalf of Native American rights.