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June 10th, 2009
Davalos tabs Flaska as assistant


Texas State head basketball coach Doug Davalos has brought in former Centenary head coach Rob Flaska as an assistant, filling one of two vacancies on his staff.

Flaska has coached at the collegiate level for 26 years, 11 as a head coach and 15 as an assistant. Of his years as an assistant, 12 were at the Division I level.

Flaska served as the head coach at Centenary from 2005 through 2008, running a three-year record of 24-65. Last year, Flaska assisted at Texas Southern.

“He has been an assistant coach and head coach at the NCAA Division I level,” Davalos said. “He knows what a head coach needs and what an assistant should do. That makes him ideal from that standpoint as my right-hand man.”

Before going to Centenary, Flaska coached as an assistant for three years at Arkansas and four at Texas Christian, working for Billy Tubbs at the latter school. His recruiting classes at Arkansas in 2003 and 2004 were ranked in the top ten by recruiting experts.

Before his time at Arkansas, Flaska served as head coach at Florida Community College, compiling a three-year record of 64-31. In five years as head coach at Mott College in Michigan, Flaska finished 121-44.

Flaska was an all-state performer at Glenn Lake High School in Maple City, MI, where he led his team to the state championship in 1977. He also helped Michigan Tech as a player to its first four winning seasons in history.

“He has a wealth of experience as a collegiate head coach and assistant coach,” Davalos said. “I got to know him while he was the head coach at Centenary and the thing that stood out to me was his passion for coaching and his competitiveness.”

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