Director of Athletics Chasse Conque announced today that Wes Flanigan will succeed Chris Beard as the next head coach of the Little Rock Trojans Men’s Basketball team. Flanigan served as associate head coach for the 2015-2016 season when Little Rock established new program records for wins (30), Sun Belt wins (17) and road wins (12) last season. The Trojans won their first-ever outright Sun Belt Conference Championship in the regular season before winning the league’s postseason tournament for the second time. Twelfth-seeded Little Rock knocked off No. 5 seed Purdue – which ended the regular season ranked No. 12/10 in the AP Top 25 and USA TODAY Coaches Poll – in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Beard accepted the position of head coach at UNLV after one year with Little Rock.
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