Fred Flowers Named Head Coach of Coral Springs High School Football

Fred Flowers Named Head Coach of Coral Springs High School Football

Fred Flowers.

By: Matt Rothman 

The Coral Springs High School football team has officially named Fred Flowers the new varsity coach.

Flowers takes over for Ian Headley, who took a job closer to home with the Spanish River Community High School football team. This job will be the fourth coaching position in the past four years and the first head coaching position for Flowers after most recently working as the defensive coordinator at Dillard High School.

Despite all the turnover at the coaching position, Athletic Director Brandon Wesley and the rest of his administration took their time to find the right guy.

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“I felt very comfortable with Fred when I was the AD at Boyd Anderson,” said Wesley. “In my mind, he was always a coach on the rise and well respected around the County. Wherever he was coaching, I knew he would bring success and passion to the game of football.”

Flowers brings a wealth of experience after coaching at several high schools, including Blanche Ely, Northeast, Boyd H. Anderson, and Miramar. Along the way, he has helped develop NFL star Patrick Peterson and Stacy Cole of the Minnesota Vikings. He  recently coached 5-star defensive lineman Nyjalik Kelly and is one many of the players Coach Flowers has worked with.

Dillard is coming off a season where they broke a state record for allowing only seven points through their first eight games and recorded nine shutouts in 15 games. Since 2009, Flowers’ defense has allowed the fewest yards in the County three times.

“This opportunity means a lot to me,” said Flowers. “It is a testament to all the hard work I have put in the past. My ability to build relationships and familiarity with the County will definitely help me turn the culture at Coral Springs High School.

A Fort Lauderdale native, Flowers is happily married 12 years to his wife Nakisha and has two boys named Frederick and Cameron. He is currently working as a liaison at Lauderdale Paul Turner Elementary School.

He will be taking over a program that went 3-7 and has not finished a season over .500 since 2017. Despite having several players graduate this season, many first-year students will have a chance to shine this year for the Colts.

I feel like I am the right guy for this job to turn this around,” Flowers added. “I have had a winning tradition, and winning becomes contagious, and we are going to do that here.”

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Matt Rothman

Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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