Nebraska coach Doc Sadler announced Wes Flanigan as an assistant basketball coach, filling the first of two open positions on the Husker staff. Flanigan brings vast experiences including coaching at UAB, Arkansas-Little Rock and in the junior college ranks. He was also an All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) point guard at Auburn in the mid-1990s.
Flanigan comes to Lincoln after spending the past two seasons in Birmingham, Ala., where he helped UAB to 47 wins and a pair of postseason appearances. Overall, Flanigan has been associated with three straight 20-win teams, including the last two reaching the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).