Ryan Flack enters his first season at South Dakota State in 2013-14 as a graduate assistant, where his primary duties include assisting with various video breakdowns, film exchange, team travel and player development, along with overseeing student-managers, as well as other day-to-day basketball operations.
Flack comes to SDSU after serving as an assistant/JV coach at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He also spent two seasons at Urbandale High School in Des Moines as a varsity assistant from 2011-13. While at Urbandale, the J-Hawks posted a 33-14 record over the course of two seasons, and made the Class 4A State Tournament in 2013.
Before working at Grand View and Urbandale, Flack spent one season at Iowa State, assisting the Cyclone men's basketball program in video editing, player development and various other day-to-day operations. He began coaching at Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, Iowa, following a season as a player from 2007-08.
A Nevada, Iowa native, Flack played basketball, football and ran track at Nevada High School, and played basketball at Marshalltown CC before earning his bachelor's degree in Social Science from Upper Iowa University in 2012, He began pursuit of a master's degree in counseling and adult development at SDSU in the fall of 2013.
Flack and his wife Carlee live in Brookings.