Thomas Flahive '75 was introduced as the fourth head women's basketball coach in SJC history in September 2015.
A seasoned professional with over 20 years experience coaching collegiate women's basketball at each division of the NCAA, Flahive is no stranger to SJC having received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the Clinton Hill campus in 1975 and serving as head women's basketball coach for three seasons from 1994 to 1997, restarting a program that lay dormant for seven years.
Flahive joins the Lady Bears after two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Division I St. Peter's University from 2011 to 2013, where he was responsible for all aspects of recruiting, scheduling and team travel as well as preparing scouting reports.
Prior to St. Peter's, the Brooklyn native served eight seasons at Division II Queens College, from 2003 to 2011, his last seven as head women's basketball coach. While in Flushing, N.Y., Flahive directed the Knights to the NCAA tournament in 2009, winning their first East Coast Conference (ECC) regular season and tournament championship. For his efforts in guiding the squad to a 24-7 mark—setting a program record for wins that still stands today—and developing Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) All-Met Co-Player of the Year Amanda Bartlett, Flahive was also named the MBWA Coach of the Year adding to his ECC Coach of the Year selection in 2008.
Flahive also spent several seasons as an assistant at Division III Montclair State University (2002-03) and the College of Staten Island (1998-2002). While at CSI, Flahive helped the Dolphins to three straight post-season berths, claiming the CUNYAC titles and NCAA Tournament berths in 2000 and 2001 and receiving an ECAC bid in 2002. He started his collegiate coaching career at Division I St. Francis College in 1991.
Flahive resides in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn with his wife Ginny McCullough Flahive '77. The couple is happily married for 40 years after meeting at SJC. They have two children Kelly, 38, and T.J., 30, and are proud grandparents of their first grandchild Stephanie.