Leslie Flores is in her first season as a volunteer assistant coach in the LMU volleyball program. Flores comes to the bluff after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Pasadena City College. In addition to her assistant coaching duties, Flores has also served as the head coach for the 15 Elite Club West volleyball team since 2007.
Most recently, Flores helped Pasadena City College to the 2009 South Coast Conference Championship, seeing the team post a 23-2 overall record and a perfect 16-0 mark in conference play en route to the South No. 1 seed, a spot in a regional final, and a final ranking of No. 9 according to the California Community College Women's Volleyball Coaches Association. In 2008, Flores saw the Lancers finish 16-7 overall and 11-3 in the SCC, earning second place in the conference and a spot in the playoffs. Under the title of assistant coach, she developed practice plans, worked to improve the Lancers' physical development, and served a vital role in the recruitment process.
On the club side, Flores coached from 2004-2006 for San Gabriel Volleyball Club, where in 2006, her 16's team won a Bronze Medal at the Junior Olympic Invitational. More recently, Flores has served as head coach of the 15 Elite Club West volleyball team since November of 2007. After taking over the reins, Flores' team double-qualified for an Open Bid to Junior Olympics, marking the first time in Club West history that a team had qualified for an Open bid to the Junior Olympics. In 2010, her team won a silver medal in the American Division at the Junior Nationals tournament.
Flores was a four-year varsity letterwinner for Temple City High School, where in 2002, she was an All-CIF setter for Temple City's CIF Championship team. After high school, she attended D-III powerhouse University of La Verne, where she was a two-year All-SCIAC setter. Flores was a major contributor in helping La Verne reach the NCAA national Final Four in three of the four years she was on campus. Excelling at one of the highest levels of collegiate play, Flores was a member of the All-Tournament team at the 2005 Final Four.
Flores, who has made a name for herself as an official lines-person for the SCIAC, Big-West, Pac-10, and various postseason tournaments, earned her degree in social science from the University of La Verne in 2007, and finished a master's degree in physical education at Azusa Pacific in May of 2009.