Newcastle Eagles’ player-coach Fab Flournoy has scooped the first Molten BBL Coach Of The Month Award of the 2011/12 campaign.

After a disappointing season last time out which saw the Eagles head into the summer empty-handed – very much a rarity during recent times, Flournoy and his team have hit the ground running ever since the current season tipped-off.

Indeed it’s quite an achievement for Flournoy since he has had to do without influential veteran scorer Charles Smith for half of the games played and has also had to integrate new arrivals both in the frontcourt in the form of ex-Tigers forward Andy Thomson and also in the backcourt with playmaker Paul Gause.

The play-caller has guided his team to five wins and one loss during the first six games of the season.

The Eagles have made it to the semi-finals of the BBL Trophy and will soon play in the quarter-finals of the BBL Cup where they will also fancy their chances of finishing top of the podium.

In the BBL Championship meanwhile, they are sitting pretty and remain undefeated at the top of the table with a 3-0 record. They have not only beaten Guildford Heat but most importantly of all, have secured back to back wins and a priceless head-to-head series against potential title rivals One Health Sharks Sheffield.

A regular winner of the accolade during his coaching career, Flournoy has once again shown he means business and especially in the wake of last year’s surprisingly lean return.