Widely known throughout the coaching circles, Francis Flax is no stranger to Junior College Basketball. The 2012-13 season marked his 30th year as a Junior College coach. Flax is the only men’s coach that Brown Mackie College has ever known.
As the dean of Junior College coaches in Kansas, this past season marked his 21st at Brown Mackie College. Prior to Brown Mackie, Flax coached at Highland Community College in Highland, Ks. He also spent 9 seasons at two Kansas High Schools, Spearville and Ellinwood.
Ending with the 2012-2013 season, Flax has amassed a 708 career
win total, including 584 junior college wins, with 418 while at Brown Mackie. Since joining the ranks of the NJCAA Division II at the beginning of the 1996-97 season, the Lions have won 364 games and have lost 199. This includes 6 trips to the NJCAA National tournament
where his teams have claimed a 5th place, two fourth place, and a 3rd place finish and two National Championships. Three of his former players have signed NBA contracts, over 20 have played professionally overseas, but most importantly, well over 100 former players at Brown
Mackie have furthered their careers at 4 year schools.
In addition to his high school and junior college experience. Flax served as the Head Coach of the Kansas Cagerz, a professional team in the United States Basketball League (USBL) from 2000 through 2007. At the end of the 2007 season, Flax had won more games than any other
active USBL coach(129). Flax is a Ransom, Ks. Native and is the father of four children; Renee, Lynell, Rachael, and Bryson. Francis and his wife Carmen reside in Salina.
1997 NJCAA D-II National Championship Final Four
1998 NJCAA D-II National Championship Final Four
1999 NJCAA D-II National Champions
2002 USBL Finals
2005 NJCAA D-II National Champions
2008 NJCAA Basketball Hall of Fame
2008 NJCAA Basketball Coaches Association D-II Rep
2009 NJCCA Basketball Coaches Association Vice – President
2010 USA Basketball Court Coach
2010 NJCAA D-II National Championship – Fifth Place
2013 NJCAA D-II National Championship Third Place
2013 NJCAA Basketball Coaches Association President
2013 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association
Men’s Junior College Coach of the Year
Special Note: Coach Flax was also named the President of the NJCAA Coaches Association on Monday.