|Title:||Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach|
Maurice Flowers – Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach
Maurice Flowers returns for his second season as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator after two successful seasons as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Johnson C. Smith University - his alma mater. Flowers will continue to bring a wealth of experience as both a coach and athlete to the Bear program.
Flowers has 17 years of coaching experience, with 16 of those years as a head coach or lead coordinator. Flowers has established himself as one of the top coaches and offensive minds in the Carolinas. He has earned a reputation for his development of quarterbacks and high performing offenses; all of Flowers' quarterbacks on the high school level were selected all-conference, all-state, and/or all-star game participants. In Flowers' first year as a college coordinator, quarterback Ryan Carter led the CIAA in passing. Last season, Flowers coached freshman quarterback Keahn Wallace, who was named CIAA Offensive Rookie of the Year.
In just his first year with the Bears, Flowers offense averaged 30.9 ppg -fourth best in the conference. 434.9 ypg -second best in the conference. The Bears led CIAA in total passing yards with 3110. Coach Flowers was also responsible for guiding quarterback James Stallons to 2nd team All CIAA honors who completely rewrote the Shaw passing record book.
Flowers took a struggling JCSU offense and in two years turned
it around - including notching the Golden Bulls’ first win
over Shaw in the nine years since football had been reinstated.
As a recruiter, Flowers has been especially productive in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.; Upper State South Carolina, the Dallas/Metropolis area of Texas, Orlando and Tampa, Fla., and numerous junior colleges in Kansas.
Prior to taking the position at Johnson C. Smith, Flowers earned the reputation as one of the best high school football coaches in North and South Carolina.
Flowers served as the head football coach and instructor at Chester Senior High in Chester, SC, from 2008 until 2010. He was the head football coach and dean of students at West Charlotte High in Charlotte from 2007-08. Flowers also had a six-year stint (2001-07) as a teacher and head of the football program at Olympic High School in Charlotte.
While at Chester, Flowers was named Region Coach of the Year (2008) and also led the team to the South Carolina 3A State Championship game. He had two different players named Region Offensive Player of the Year (2008 QB Tony McNeal, Clemson signee; 2009 TB Julius Pendergrass, SC State signee), and won the Regional Championship (2008). The 2009 team spent eight weeks as the number one team in South Carolina and reached the 3A Quarterfinals. McNeal was a South Carolina North-South All Star selection and Pendergrass was a South Carolina Shrine Bowl selection.
In his only season as head coach at West Charlotte High School, Flowers coached the Associated Press Player of the Year in quarterback Darius Thomas. The team reached the North Carolina 4AA State Semifinals and Thomas was also a North Carolina Shrine Bowl selection.
Flowers began first became at head coach at Olympic High School in Charlotte. In six years he helped build the program into a championship contender. His first quarterback as a head coach (Antonio Miller, UT Chattanooga signee) was the number 14 quarterback in the country as a senior and was a North Carolina Shrine Bowl selection. The next quarterback in line (Ben Williams, Fayetteville State signee) was a North Carolina East-West All Star game selection.
Flowers also has coaching roots in Texas, where he served as the Quarterbacks Coach at Duncanville High (2000-01) in Duncanville, Tex., and Quarterbacks Coach and Passing Game Coordinator at Sam Houston High (1998-2000) in Arlington, Tex. While at Sam Houston, Flowers coached All State quarterback Brandon Hassel and had two 1,000 yard receivers, Shirdonya Mitchell (University of Missouri and Miami Dolphins) and Mark Clayton (Oklahoma University All American, St. Louis Rams).
Flowers was the Assistant Director and Quarterbacks Coach for the All-American Football Camp held in Charlotte, N.C., from 1992-95. He also worked privately with Chris Leak (University of Florida/Chicago Bears/Montreal Alouettes) and C.J. Leak (University of Tennessee/Buffalo Bills).
In his professional playing career, Flowers spent time at quarterback in Canadian Football League (CFL) training camps with the Baltimore Stallions and in the Arena League with the Charlotte Rage. As starting quarterback with the Charlotte Blast (semi-pro), Flowers led the team to a 13-1 record.
Coach Flowers also spoke at the AFCA Convention this past January in Nashville, Tenn. His presentations was on quarterback play.
Flowers earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from JCSU in 1991. While at J.C. Smith, Flowers earned CIAA All-Rookie Team honors in football (1987) and basketball (1988). As the Golden Bulls’ quarterback, he was named team captain (1988-90), a three-time All-American (College Football Preview Magazine 1988-90), and a top five all-time leading passer at the University.
Flowers participated in graduate studies for his teacher
certification at the University of Texas at Arlington (2000) and he
is working towards his Masters in Health Education from East
Flowers is a native of Charlotte and attended East Mecklenburg High, where he was All-Conference in football and basketball as a junior and senior. He and his wife Tonya have three daughters, Madison, Meghan and Tomi.