Flooks named Women’s Basketball Head Coach at East Stroudsburg

East Stroudsburg University Director of Athletics Dr. Allen G Snook Jr. and President Kenneth Long have named Liz Flooks as the next women’s basketball head coach, as announced.

Flooks joins ESU for her first career head coaching job after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart University.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve East Stroudsburg University as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach,” said Flooks. “I would like to thank President Long, Athletic Director Dr. Allen Snook, and their entire leadership team for entrusting me in leading this program. ESU has a reputation of having an amazing community and competes at the highest level of Division II athletics. I am excited to be a part of the Warrior family!”

“I am excited to welcome Elizabeth Flooks to Warrior Nation as the new leader of our women’s basketball program,” said President Long. “Coach Flooks has tremendous experience in coaching, recruiting, fostering student success, and engaging with the community. Her deep-rooted connections in the Mid-Atlantic Region, coupled with a keen understanding of the competitive landscape of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, position her perfectly to spearhead the ascent of ESU Women’s Basketball. Coach Flooks embodies the qualities of leadership and vision that will not only benefit our student-athletes but also enrich our entire athletic department and campus community. I extend my sincere gratitude to Athletic Director Dr. Allen Snook and the dedicated search committee for their outstanding work on this very important endeavor.”

“After a national search that yielded a very strong finalist pool, Elizabeth rose to the top,” said East Stroudsburg University Director of Athletics Dr. Allen G. Snook Jr. “She comes to ESU with a breadth of expertise, experience, and leadership skills that will greatly add to the coaching team we have and more importantly add the success of our women’s basketball program. I am very excited for her to join the Warrior family and move our program forward.

“Elizabeth’s vision for our basketball team, while enhancing the experience of our student-athletes, supporting their success in the classroom and during competition made her the right fit for our university.”

During her time at Sacred Heart, Flooks helped the Pioneers capture a pair of NEC Conference Championships (2023, 2024), the 2024 NEC regular season title and make a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, which included the first-ever NCAA Tournament victory in program history in 2023 with a 57-47 win over Southern in the First Four. Responsible for player development, Flooks coached several NEC All-Conference players including Ny’Cerea Pryor, who was a two-time NEC Player of the Year.

Prior to her position at Sacred Heart, Flooks served as an assistant coach for three seasons (2018-21) at Army, where she moved into the role of athletics administration for basketball support in 2021. In her time as assistant with the Black Knights, Flooks assisted Madison Hovren (First Team, 2018-19) and Alisa Fallon (Third Team, 2019-20) in garnering All-Patriot League honors.

Flooks got her start in the Division I ranks at NJIT, where she spent three seasons working as the director of operations (2015-16) before being promoted to assistant coach (2016-18). Working alongside guards and shooters, Flooks coached Danielle Tunstall, who was named to the ASUN All-Freshman Team.

Before being on the staff at NJIT, Flooks began her collegiate coaching career at fellow Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) member Pitt-Johnstown, where she served as an assistant coach and NCAA academic liaison from 2013-15. Prior to that, Flooks spent the 2012-13 season coaching at her alma mater, White Plains High School.

Flooks was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the women’s basketball team at Niagara University from 2007-11. She finished her career with 1,210 points and became the 21st player for the Purple Eagles to join the 1,000-point club. Flooks ranks tied for fourth all-time in program history in total games played (116), seventh for career three-pointers (171) and free throw percentage (.810).

She was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Rookie Team following her freshman season and earned All-MAAC Second Team (2009-10) and Third Team (2009-09) honors during her career.

A New York native, Flooks graduated from Niagara in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology as well as a minor in psychology and holds a master’s in elementary education from Liberty (2015).


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