Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach Ramon K. Flanigan
Prior to MVSU, he spent the 2008 season as the wide receivers coach at Prestonwood Christian Academy and was the quarterbacks coach at Galveston Ball High School in 2009.
Before coaching on the high school level, Flanigan spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at the University of North Texas – five as the program’s offensive coordinator. In his first season of directing the offense, Flanigan helped the Mean Green amass 3,699 yards, which was at that time the highest total since 1994. In his second season, he improved that total even more, with 4,257 total yards of offense and a scoring average of 27.5 points per game which was also the best for a North Texas offense since 1994. In 2004 Flanigan’s troupe again posted over 4,000 yards of total offense, which makes it just the second time in school history that a Mean Green offense had two consecutive seasons with over 4,000 yards. While serving as offensive coordinator, North Texas won four consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships and made four post-season bowl appearances.
In six years as the quarterbacks coach, Flanigan was responsible for the development of several young quarterbacks and was faced with a similar challenge in 2005. Scott Hall became a starter as a true freshman in 2000 and under Flanigan’s management, improved to lead the Mean Green to its first bowl game in 42 years the following season. Hall finished his standout career in 2004 as the school’s all-time leader in career passing efficiency and ranked in the top four in passes completed, passing yards and touchdowns. When Hall was injured in 2002, Flanigan’s ability was tested when he was charged with guiding redshirt freshman Andrew Smith through a grueling 12-game schedule and the successful defense of a Sun Belt championship and a New Orleans Bowl victory. Tragically, Smith was killed in an automobile accident prior to the 2004 season, requiring Flanigan to teach the toughest lesson to his young pupils - the lesson of life.
Ramon was one of just 10 coaches selected to participate in the NCAA’s inaugural Expert Coaching Program in June 2004. The program was created for ethnic minority football coaches with at least six years experience to help in the development of minority coaches. He was chosen again in 2005. He also participated in the NFL Minority Internship Program, spending time with the Green Bay Packers.
Flanigan was a 1997 graduate of SMU where he led the Mustangs to a 6-5 record, the school’s first winning season since 1986. He concluded his SMU career as the school’s career leader in total offense with 7,437 yards and as the school’s fourth all-time leading passer with 5,640 yards. He is the only player in SMU history to pass for 5,500 or more yards and rush for at least 1,500 yards. He had 30 career passing touchdowns and 27 career-rushing touchdowns for a school record 57 touchdowns produced.
He made his collegiate debut as a true freshman in 1992, but received a red-shirt after partially tearing a thumb ligament against North Texas and missing the final nine games of the season. In 1994, Flanigan was one of 11 players in the country selected to the CFA Good-Works All-America team. He was a second-team all-SWC pick that season after finishing 13th in the nation in total offense (237.1 yards per game). In 1996 he was named WAC Mountain Division "Player of the Week" after a 23-10 win over Arkansas. When he has finished his playing career, he proceeded to complete his academic tenure at SMU with a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in African-American studies.
Ramon graduated from Rider High School in Wichita Falls in 1992 after leading Rider to consecutive city championships.