Teresa Flores made a significant impact on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball program in just one year on the coaching staff. Recognizing her abilities in that year, Islander head coach Jake Schumann has moved Flores up to the top assistant position on the Islander softball coaching staff.

Flores, a native of Corpus Christi, came to the Island University last fall after an All-American career at Texas Woman's University and having worked with the softball program at the University of Texas while earning her masters degree. She also spent time playing in the National Pro Fastpitch League.

"I feel that her experience as an All-American player in college and a stint in the NPF allows our players a valuable insight to what it takes to be a 'blue-chip' player," said Schumann. "Her desire to be a head coach, her experiences and her desire to learn make her an obvious choice for our top assistant."

Flores, who prepped locally at Miller High School, works with the infielders and assists in recruiting while now also setting up team travel arrangements.

"Teresa's one year in our program made her the ideal candidate to take over the top assistant position," said Schumann. "Her experience with the way we do things internally and her experience around our players will make the transition seamless."

Flores takes over the first assistant position from Shana Riggleman, who has left the university to pursue other opportunities.