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Flores Named 'Coach Of The Year'

  • By Mario Villegas
ELACFlores2MONTEREY PARK - 11/17/10 - East Los Angeles College men's soccer coach Eddie Flores was voted the South Coast Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Huskies to a berth in the state Southern California Regional Playoffs.

Flores guided the Huskies to a 9-6-5 overall record and a third place finish and a 7-3-4 record in the highly competitive South Coast Conference. ELAC is the 10th-seeded team in the playoffs and plays seventh-seeded Irvine Valley College (14-4-2) in a first-round game at 2 p.m. Saturday in Irvine.

Now in his eighth season coaching the men's team, Flores also coached the women's team for five years. He coached the men's team and women's team in 2003 before turning all his attention to the men's program in 2004.

In the classroom, Flores is a professor of Chicano Studies at ELAC.

Six Huskies were named to the All-South Coast Conference team, including freshman Guannan Wang, who is a graduate of Mark Keppel High.

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