|Intro||American football coach|
American football coach
Association football player
United States of America
|Birth||24 February 1981, Brownsville, USA|
Brian Flores (born February 24, 1981) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to joining the Dolphins, Flores served in several roles with the New England Patriots since their 2004 Super Bowl-winning season. During his tenure with the Patriots, the Patriots won four Super Bowls, fourteen AFC East titles, and seven AFC Championships. He is also the second former Bill Belichick assistant to be named Dolphins head coach, the first being Nick Saban.
Flores was born and raised in Brownsville, a suburb of Brooklyn, New York to Honduran parents. After attending Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, Flores played football at Boston College as a linebacker from 1999 through 2003. An injury prevented him from playing in the NFL.
New England Patriots
In 2004, Flores joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant, the same year they would win their 3rd Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXIX. He became a pro scout in 2006 before moving to the coaching staff as a special teams coaching assistant in 2008. His title was changed to assistant coach offense/special teams in 2010. He was named defensive assistant in 2011. In 2012, he was named safeties’ coach. He was named linebackers’ coach ahead of the 2016 season. In 2018, he took over the Patriots’ defensive playcalling duties after the departure of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, but was not given the title of defensive coordinator.
On February 4, 2019, Flores was hired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, becoming the fourth Latino in NFL history to become a head coach, after Ron Rivera, Tom Fears, and Tom Flores. On September 8, 2019, the Dolphins lost to the Baltimore Ravens 59-10 in Flores’ head coaching debut. Again in week two, the Dolphins lost 43-0 to Flores’ former team, the New England Patriots, leaving the Dolphins outscored by 92 points within the first two weeks of the season. On November 3, 2019, Flores recorded his first win as a head coach in a 26-18 home victory over the division rival New York Jets, led by Flores’ predecessor and former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase. He followed this by earning his second consecutive win against the Indianapolis Colts the following week, which was Miami’s first road win since Week 2 of the 2018 season. Flores’ first season as head coach concluded with a 27-24 upset win over his former team, the New England Patriots, and was also the Dolphins’ first road win over the Pats since 2008. The Dolphins finished the season 5-11.
Head coaching record
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|MIA||2019||5||11||.313||4th in AFC East||—||—||—||—|