Brownsville native Brian Flores has been named the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Flores will be the first African-American head coach in the Dolphins’ storied history.
Flores is fresh off a Super Bowl victory, as he was the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. His defense held the Los Angles Rams’ potent offense to only three points.
Welcome to Miami, Brian Flores! Flores is the 13th head coach in franchise history.
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— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) February 4, 2019
Flores has faced adversity his whole life. His upbringing story is not only amazing but made him into the man he is today. As a child of Honduran immigrants, Flores grew up in a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He faced every challenge head-on, never shied away from a challenge, and stayed true to himself, by trusting and attacking each day as if it was his last.
This type of upbringing was displayed as he rose to through the ranks of the Patriots organization to now become the head coach of an NFL team.
Flores signed a five-year, fully guaranteed contract. The five-year deal was a signal of trust and patience the leadership will show with Flores into building a team to sustain long-term success.
Flores will begin the job by putting together his staff. This means finalizing roles for those rumored weeks before leading up to the official hiring. After that, it’s time to get ready to work on free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft.