Gustavus Athletics Director Al Molde and Head Basketball Coach Mark Hanson have announced that Cannon Falls, Minnesota native David Flom, a 1995 graduate of Gustavus has been named assistant coach of the Golden Gustie basketball program. Flom replaces Mike Boschee, who was named the head men’s basketball coach at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Flom is joining the Gustavus basketball program after serving as the head boys basketball coach at Watertown-Mayer High School for the past three years.
In his playing days at Gustavus, Flom competed on two Mark Hanson coached teams before joining Hanson’s staff as a student assistant coach in his senior season. In addition to playing basketball, Flom was a four-year letterwinner on the baseball team serving as captain his senior year.
Flom has been a high school coach for the past seven years. At Watertown-Mayer, he directed his squads to seasonal records of 15-10 in 2000-01, 19-8 in 2001-02 and 17-8 this past year. Prior to serving as the head coach at Watertown-Mayer, he was the assistant coach at Chaska High School from 1996 to 2000.
Flom is looking forward to returning to his alma mater, ” It has been my goal to get into college coaching and this is the perfect opportunity.” He added, ” Much of my coaching philosophy has been shaped by Mark Hanson having had the chance to play for him and coach with him when I was a student at Gustavus and I am thrilled to have the chance to come back and be a part of his staff.”
Coach Hanson is pleased that Flom has accepted the offer to return to his alma mater, “I am really looking forward to working with David. He is a person that relates well with players and believes in the way we approach basketball at Gustavus. In addition, he has developed strong contacts with many high school coaches in the state which will help in the recruiting process.”
Flom, who lives in Chaska with his wife, Nancy and daughter, Sophie, will begin his coaching duties in August.