Flores-Cloud Promoted to Associate Head Coach

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University volleyball head coach Darrin McBroom has announced the promotion of Leslie Flores-Cloud to associate head coach.Flores-Cloud is set to begin her fourth season with the Bulldogs after serving as an assistant coach the previous three seasons. In 2015, she helped coach the program to its most wins since 2010 as she and McBroom continue to rebuild the program. “Coach Flores-Cloud is incredibly invested in our program, Drake University and the development of our student-athletes,” McBroom said. “Our student-athletes recognize and respect that investment and she is more than deserving of having a greater influence in our program. She is incredibly organized, focused, task oriented and has the foundation and preparation to continue to advance her career.”Flores-Cloud will continue to serve as the program’s recruiting coordinator, a role she has held the past three seasons. In that capacity, she has recruited next season’s four incoming student-athletes and the bulk of the Bulldogs’ nine returnees for the 2016 season.”This a great step for me professionally and my future long-term goal of being a collegiate head coach,” Flores-Cloud said. Prior to joining the Bulldogs’ program, Flores-Cloud was the girls’ volleyball coach at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, Calif. She guided the team to a second place finish in the conference and a spot in the SCIF Olympic league playoffs.She has nine years of combined experience coaching as a head coach or assistant at the club, high school and collegiate level. Prior to Maranatha, she was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Southern California in 2011 and a volunteer assistant coach at Loyola Marymount University in 2010. During her season at USC, the Trojans advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.Flores also spent two years as an assistant coach at Pasadena City College, which included a successful 2009 season as the team won the South Coast Conference championship.The California native was a two-year All-SCIAC setter at Division III powerhouse the University of La Verne (Calif.). She helped La Verne reach the NCAA Division III national Final Four in three of the four years she was on the squad. Flores was a member of the All-Tournament team at the 2005 Final Four. She was a four-year varsity letterwinner for Temple City High School and in 2002 was an All-CIF setter for Temple City’s CIF championship team.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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