Flemons hired as Queens coach

PLAINVIEW, TX---Wayland Baptist University has announced the hiring of Will Flemons as new head coach of the Flying Queens basketball program.   Flemons, the head assistant women's coach at Southwest Texas State University, becomes the 11 th head coach in Queen's history.

"We are extremely pleased to have Will Flemons join the university and our athletics program," says Dr. Greg Feris, Director of Athletics at WBU.   "Coach Flemons is a bright, young coach with a great passion for the game of basketball.   He has a tremendous enthusiasm for life coupled with a tireless work ethic.   We are pleased that he has indicated a willingness to dedicate himself to the lofty goals and high principles set long ago for the Flying Queens."

A native of Paducah, TX, Flemons played collegiate basketball from 1989-1993 at Texas Tech University where he was a two-time unanimous All-Southwest Conference selection and the 1992 SWC Player of the Year and 1993 SWC Offensive Player of the Year.   He is sixth in career scoring at TTU with 1,604 points.  

Feris says that Flemons's West Texas roots were a major selling point in his selection.   "Growing up in Paducah, playing and coaching at Texas Tech gives him a familiarity with our region that will assist him in recruiting West Texas, long known for its outstanding girls basketball."

After obtaining his bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports and Science in 1994, Flemons worked as a men's assistant coach for the Raider basketball program under James Dickey from 1994 to 1997 and again from 1999 to 2001.

He went to Bucknell University in 2001 where he served one year as women's head assistant coach, before moving to San Marcos and Southwest Texas State last year.   At SWTSU, Flemons served as the primary recruiting coordinator and was directly responsible for the scheduling and organization of public appearances and community service projects for the team.   He also worked specifically with the Bobcat's post players and monitored off-season conditioning activities.

Flemons, whose wife Lori is from Lubbock, is excited to bring his family, which consists of Colman (9), Collin (6), and Caylin (2), back to the Texas Panhandle.  

"This is a great situation and a perfect fit for both me and my family.   All along we have wanted to be closer to home and what better place to be than Plainview and Wayland Baptist University.

"Anybody would be honored to be able to inherit a program with the rich tradition of the Flying Queens," continues Flemons, who plans to bring a high tempo game to Hutcherson Center.   "I want to thank the administration at Wayland for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to becoming a part of the Wayland family and the Plainview community."

Flemons replaces Johnna Pointer who compiled a record of 151 wins and 82 losses in seven years as Wayland's head coach.

Flemons will begin his duties as the Flying Queens head coach on August 1.