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Brian Flinn
Brian  Flinn

Wide Receivers

Alma Mater:
Mt. Union '97

13th Season


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The Villanova receiver is recovered from a foot injury and looking forward to 2012


Football vs. Lehigh

Villanova opened the 2017 season with a 38-35 win at Lehigh's Goodman Stadium.


Football vs. Morgan State

Villanova defeated Morgan State, 48-28, in its annual Homecoming Weekend game on October 25, 2014.


Football vs. Penn

Villanova defeated local rival Penn, 35-6, on September 28, 2013 at Villanova Stadium.


Villanova vs. William & Mary (2)

Villanova defeated William & Mary, 20-16, at Villanova Stadium on October 5, 2013.


Villanova Football vs. Fordham

Villanova took on Fordham at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx on September 7, 2013.

Brian Flinn returns to Villanova for his 13th season overall, and his 12th as the team’s wide receivers coach. He previously coached the Wildcats tight ends during the 2000 season. Flinn’s recruiting area includes local schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties, and nationally in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

During his time with at Villanova, Flinn has produced a steady stream of all-conference performers. The most recent Wildcats receiver to garner All-CAA honors was Kevin Gulyas, who was a second team selection in 2015 when he led the team with 40 catches for 608 yards and seven touchdowns. Gulyas also averaged 25.1 yards per catch and scored nine touchdowns in 2014, and senior Poppy Livers was a second team All-CAA pick that year after a season where he tallied 67 receptions for 987 yards and nine touchdowns.

Junior wide receiver Norman White had a breakout 2010 season for Villanova under Flinn’s tutelage. He had 69 receptions for 886 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, earning first team All-CAA honors and helping lead the Wildcats to the semifinal round of the FCS playoffs. White was a two-time all-league honoree, as he was later named to the All-CAA third team as a senior in 2012.

Villanova reached the pinnacle of college football in 2009 when the program won its first national title. Flinn coached wide receiver Matt Szczur to numerous honors that season, and Szczur was selected as the Most Outstanding Player in the FCS national championship game when the Wildcats defeated Montana, 23-21. Szczur was the CAA Football Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, in addition to earning first team All-CAA recognition and being a consensus first team All-American.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Flinn arrived at Villanova from Eastern Illinois where he served as an assistant coach from 2002-05. In addition to coaching the wide receivers and tight ends at Eastern Illinois, he was also the school’s pass game coordinator and recruiting coordinator.

Flinn also has coaching experience at the University of Maryland (graduate assistant, 2001-02), Drake University (wide receivers, 2000), and Mount Union College (linebackers, 1999/wide receivers, 1998).

As a player, Flinn was an All-Ohio Athletic Conference tight end at Mount Union College where he was part of Division III National Championship teams in 1993 and 1996. While at Mount Union, he earned a double major in Business Administration and Philosophy in 1997.

Flinn and his wife Sheri reside in Fairless Hills, Pa., with their 10-year-old son, Austin and eight-year old daughter, Shayne.