Brian Flores is a National Football League coach who is Honduran-American (NFL). He began his NFL career as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots, where he worked from 2008 to 2018.
Who Is Brian Flores?
Brian Flores was born on 24 February, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York. Flores grew up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City to Honduran parents. However, Flores played linebacker for Boston College from 1999 to 2002 after attending Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.
He was unable to play in the NFL due to an injury. Flores grew up with the New York Giants and the New York Mets as his favorite teams.
Brian Flores Career
Flores joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant in 2004, when he was 23 years old, the same year the team earned its third Super Bowl championship in Super Bowl XXXIX. He began his career as a pro scout in 2006 before joining Bill Belichick’s coaching staff in 2008 as a special teams coaching assistant, where he remained until the end of the 2009 season.
Flores was hired as the 12th head coach of the Miami Dolphins on February 4, 2019, the day after the Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl title and after 15 years as a Patriots assistant. He is the fourth Latino in NFL history to become a head coach, following Ron Rivera, Tom Fears, and Tom Flores, and the second former Belichick assistant to coach the team.
Flores led the Dolphins to a 22–10 shock victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football on November 11, 2021, the team’s first win over the Ravens since 2015.
Why is Brian Flores suing NFL?
Flores filed a class-action complaint alleging racial discrimination against the NFL, the Dolphins, Broncos, and Giants on February 1, 2022. Also, Flores has alleged that race was at the center of his removal from the position. However, he felt a responsibility to speak out.
“I understand the risks, and yes, it was a difficult decision. I went back and forth,” he said Wednesday. “I love coaching. I do. It’s something that I’m passionate about. It brings me joy. And I love helping young people reach their potential and become the best version of themselves. I’m gifted to do that. But this is bigger than that.”