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  • Died: July 21, 2020
  • Age: year old
  • Cause of death: brain aneurysm

Dan Flannery obituary, funeral arrangement, Cause of death

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements. We are unable to confirm the cause of death of the deceased at the time of this publication.

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Dan Flannery tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Iowa Swimming Inc wrote

The Iowa Swimming community lost two of its finest this week, and far too soon. Our grief is enormous.
Dan Flannery and Trudy (Henkels) Hancock were accomplished Iowa swimmers in their youth. Trudy swam for Dubuque Wahlert High School and DASH, where she was an Athlete Rep on the club board of directors, an Iowa High School State Champion in the 100 Butterfly, and is an IGHSAU Hall of Fame member.

Dan swam for Urbandale High School, NSST, and DMSF. His times still grace the record boards of many school pools across the state.
Dan’s and Trudy’s paths crossed at Iowa State University, where they represented the Cyclones Men’s and Women’s teams together in the mid-1990s.

After graduation, Dan married his high school sweetheart Jodi, and began his teaching and storied coaching career at Ames High School while they raised their family. While at AHS, Dan coached the Little Cyclones girls to 8 State Championships in 9 years, and led the boys to their first title in 36 years in 2018.

During his tenure, 121 of his swimmers earned NISCA all-American honors, 19 swimmers won an individual state title, and 18 state records were broken by an Ames swimmer. He is the recipient of numerous coaching honors, including the 2018 Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award.

In addition, Dan served as the Head Coach at Ames Golf and Country Club for many years, introducing countless young athletes to the sport for the first time. He also often volunteered at IASI meets as an announcer, serving as the voice – and sometimes DJ – of the meet, creating an exciting atmosphere for swimmers of all levels.

Following college graduation, Trudy married Neil Hancock, and they settled in Des Moines to raise their family.

When her two boys began swimming, Trudy became first a swim mom, then an Official, then a Coach – for RIPtide, then DSM Marlins – and she has not looked back. Her infectious enthusiasm for the sport was evident in all who knew her.

Always a positive, competitive spirit, Trudy knew how to motivate, and her pre-race advice, especially for those competing in some of the most grueling events, was well known. Her wisdom and competitive nature left an impression on many, many young athletes. With a high five and a kind heart for every swimmer, in times of success or struggle, her smile and presence will be remembered on deck and off.

Dan is survived by wife Jodi, sons Joe and Tommy, and daughter Leah.
Trudy is survived by husband Neil, and twin sons Joe and Tommy.
Our hearts are broken. We hold these two incredible athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers… friends in our prayers and lift up their families in this time of sorrow. The deck will not be the same.
Please share your memories of Dan and Trudy in the comments.

atti Jurgensen wrote;

Two great coaches, two great legends, peace and prayers, deepest sympathies to all.

Sara Ulses Brinker wrote;

Such an absolutely beautiful post and tribute to two great people. Many prayers are being said for them and for their families.

Alyx Nugent wrote;

I had the privilege of breaking Trudy’s 200 freestyle record at Wahlert in 2009. She came back to congratulate me and celebrate. She was inspiring! My thoughts are with everyone mourning ♥️

Lorie Duclos wrote;

Thoughts and Prayers of comfort for their families and friends

Ramsey Vens wrote:

Thoughts and prayers go out to all of their families, swimmers and fellow coaches during this difficult time. Sad day for the entire swim community.

Tommy Birch wrote;

“He definitely belongs in the hall of fame.” A look back at the successful coaching career of Dan Flannery who died on Tuesday.

MarcTHollander wrote;

RIP Coach. Sad to see for the family, team, and community. ⁦
@AmesSwimming
⁩ ‘He definitely belongs in the hall of fame’: Ames swimming coach Dan Flannery remembered as historic figure in Iowa coachin

Ames Track & Field :

If there was a Mt. Rushmore of Ames High, Dan Flannery would be on it.
For anyone who knows the history of the school, that statement is monumental. If anything, it shows how significant the loss of Coach Flannery is to everyone associated with Ames. You will be missed coach.

Ames GBB wrote;

The Ames High GBB team and the entire AHS community are heartbroken about the loss of longtime swim coach Dan Flannery. Dan’s passion for the sport, love of his athletes, students and AHS were without question. We mourn for his family and all those who knew him well. RIP Dan.

Scott Reister:

Just spoke with the AD at Ames and can confirm this tragic news.This morning,
@ACSD_News
championship swim coach Dan Flannery died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. He was in his early 40s, had no health issues. Leaves behind a wife and kids. “Devastating, horrible loss.”

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