Brian Flinn
Brian  Flinn

Wide Receivers

Alma Mater:
Mt. Union '97


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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.


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Villanova vs. Rhode Island

Villanova defeated Rhode Island, 31-10, in its CAA opener on September 15, 2012.

Brian Flinn returns for his 12th season as Villanova’s wide receivers coach in 2016. He is currently in his second stint on the Main Line. He was previously at Villanova from 2000-01 where he coached the tight ends and assisted with the offensive line. His specific recruiting area will consist of Northern New Jersey.

Last season, Flinn guided senior wide receiver Kevin Gulyas to second team All-CAA accolades. Gulyas led the Wildcats in receiving a year ago with 40 catches for 608 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven touchdowns.

During the 2014 campaign, Flinn coached senior wide receiver Poppy Livers to second team All-CAA honors after a season of 67 receptions for 987 yards and nine touchdowns. Also, in 2014, Gulyas averaged 25.1 yards per catch with 27 receptions for 677 yards and nine scores.

In 2010, Flinn helped junior wide receiver Norman White to a breakout year. White made 69 receptions for 886 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to first team All-CAA honors. As a senior in 2012, White earned All-CAA accolades for the second time in his career when he was a third team All-CAA choice.

During the 2009 season, Flinn coached junior wide receiver Matt Szczur to numerous honors including CAA Offensive Player of the Year, first team All-CAA and first team All-American honors from the Sports Network, Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation. In addition, Szczur was named the Most Outstanding Player at the FCS National Championship game. Flinn also guided senior wideout Brandyn Harvey to second team All-CAA accolades in 2009.

In 2008, Flinn led Szczur to second team All-CAA honors and senior wide receiver Phil Atkinson to third team All-Conference distinction.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Flinn arrived at Villanova from Eastern Illinois University where he served as an assistant 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.

He has also had 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 nine-year old son, Austin and seven-year old daughter, Shayne.

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