The Villanova receiver is recovered from a foot injury and looking forward to 2012
Villanova defeated Rhode Island, 31-10, in its CAA opener on September 15, 2012.
Villanova played Temple in the fourth annual Mayor's Cup game on August 31, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Villanova hosted Delaware on November 19, 2011 in the first American football game played at PPL Park.
Brian Flinn returns for his eighth season as Villanova's wide receivers coach in 2012. Flinn will also oversee Villanova's national recruiting efforts as the program's Recruiting Coordinator for the third straight season. 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 Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio.
In 2010, Flinn helped guide 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.
In 2009, 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.
During the 2008 campaign, 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 five-year old son, Austin and three-year old daughter, Shayne.