Richard R. Flores
Best Know For: Football Coach and AD
Hometown: Edinburg, TX
HS: Edinburg High School
High School Coach: Rio Hondo, Lyford & Edinburg High
One of the greatest coaches in history, Richard Flores went 121-37-3 with Rio Hondo, Lyford and his alma mater, Edinburg High, leading the EHS Bobcats to nine playoff wins and two state quarterfinal appearances in the 1980s.
With Rio Hondo, Flores took a club that had been 0-10 his first season to back-to-back district titles in 1972-73, and later guided the Bobcats to eight playoff trips, grooming future head coaches Robert Vela, Robert Alaniz, Mario Lopez, among others.
In a 25-year career as coach and AD, Flores was one of the leading proponents of Valley football on the state level, helping develop the City of Palms Football Clinic and magazine, and several other collaborative endeavors.
He came out of retirement in 2006 to serve as interim athletic director of the P-SJ-A district, showing that his flare for organization and excellence had not waned a bit.