Coaching Staff

Lauren Flowers | Assistant Coach

Lauren Flowers joined the Lion coaching staff in February 2019. She enters her fifth season as a collegiate assistant coach.

Flowers came to the Lions after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at fellow Lone Star Conference affiliate UT Permian Basin. During the 2018 season, Flowers helped the Falcons to the biggest turnaround in program history. The team qualified for the LSC Tournament for the first time and made its first playoff appearance since the 2011 season. The team was able to defeat a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time in program history. During her first season at UTPB, Flowers was instrumental in the team's recruiting efforts, which helped lead to the 2018 season turnaround, including recruiting a junior college All-American and a future First Team All-Conference player.

Prior to her time at UTPB, Flowers served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Western New Mexico under head coach Jim Callender. During WNMU’s first season in the LSC in 2016, Flowers helped coach LSC Defensive Player of the Year and All-Region selection Shannon Rich as the Mustangs qualified for the LSC Tournament. Two Mustangs were selected as All-Conference and All-Academic players. In her first season at WNMU, Flowers helped the Mustangs finish second in the RMAC standings as the team narrowly missed a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Flowers helped coach the top hitting team in the RMAC with four All-Conference players as Callender went on to be named RMAC Coach of the Year. Flowers began her coaching career at Bethany High School in Bethany, Okla.

Prior to her coaching career, Flowers played at Azuza Pacific, where she helped the Cougars finish fifth overall in the 2011 NAIA National Tournament. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies in 2014. Lauren married her husband Steven Flowers in June 2014. The couple coached together at both WNMU and UTPB.

HEAD COACH CRAIG CASE ON THE ADDITION OF LAUREN FLOWERS TO COACHING STAFF
 "We are thrilled to add Lauren to our coaching staff. She is a highly-respected assistant coach in our region and league, and I think she will have an immediate impact on our program. Her familiarity with our league and regional opponents is an instant benefit. She already knows how to win on the court and in recruiting against those opponents. With where we are trying to take our program, that type of experience is critical when hiring an assistant."


Steven Flowers | Assistant Coach

Steven Flowers joined the Pride in February 2019. It is his fifth season as a collegiate volleyball coach.

Flowers came to the Lions after spending the past two season as an assistant coach at UT Permian Basin.  During the 2018 season, Flowers helped the Falcons to the biggest turnaround in program history. The team qualified for the LSC Tournament for the first time and made its first playoff appearance since the 2011 season.

Prior to his time at UTPB, Flowers served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Western New Mexico under head coach Jim Callender. During WNMU’s first season in the LSC in 2016, Flowers helped coach LSC Defensive Player of the Year and All-Region selection Shannon Rich as the Mustangs qualified for the LSC Tournament. Two Mustangs were selected as All-Conference and All-Academic players. In his first season at WNMU, Flowers helped the Mustangs finish second in the RMAC standings as the team narrowly missed a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Flowers helped coach the top hitting team in the RMAC with four All-Conference players as Callender went on to be named RMAC Coach of the Year. During his time at WNMU he also served as the volleyball team’s strength and conditioning coach and was an assistant softball coach for the 2016 season.

Flowers completed his bachelor’s degree with honors in Sports, Wellness, & Recreation Management from Oklahoma Christian University in 2015 and went on to earn his Masters in Educational Leadership from Western New Mexico in 2017. Steven is married to assistant coach, Lauren Flowers, and the two of them have a daughter named Joy and another one on the way. The couple has coached together at both UTPB and WNMU.