Joe Flood

Joe Flood, 1976 (Photo by Roger Rich)

Please remember in your prayers Joe Flood, former longtime instructor and coach at St. Thomas, who died Aug. 9. He was 90.

Flood was hired in 1963 as an assistant football coach and was the head coach of men’s and women’s golf when he retired in 1997. In between those stints, he coached hockey, soccer and cross country. Flood served as an assistant professor in the Health and Human Performance Department throughout his entire career at St. Thomas.

He and his wife, Elaine, had 13 kids. One of his daughters, Monica Dobihal, is budget manager in the Physical Plant.

In a 2003 article published in the Bulletin Today, Joann Andregg, former associate athletic director at St. Thomas, praised Flood for helping to take St. Thomas’ fledgling women’s sports program (in his case, women’s golf) under his wing in fall 1977. Women’s athletics had made its debut at St. Thomas concurrently with its first female admitted students that year.

Read his obituary in the Pioneer Press. Funeral services are private.