DAVID FLORES


Sportswriter
San Antonio Express News
Co-Author "The Whole Enchilada"
Texas High School Coaches Assn.
"Sportswriter of the Year" 2002

David Flores joined the San Antonio Express-News
sports staff in August 1979, and has covereJ a wide
range of sports at the high school, collegiate and
professional levels over the last 3 1/2 years. After
covering the Dallas Cowboys, Southwest Conference,
United States Football League, Lone Star Conference
and high schools for seven years. Flores
was promoted to deputy sports editor in April 1986.
Although his new duties limited his opportunities
to write, his passion for reporting and working on stories never waned.
In 1995, Flores was named assistant sports editor/high schools and has written a column twice
a week since then. He coordinates the Express-News' high school coverage, making assignments
and editing copy. He was name High School Sportswriter of the Year by the Texas High School
Coaches Association in 2002.
Flores also was publisher and editor of Lone Star Football magazine, which covered high schools and colleges in the San Antonio area,
in the 1980s. He co-authored a book, "The Whole Enchilada," with Ron Harms, former Texas A&M-Kingsville football coach, in 2001.
Throughout his career at the Express-News, Flores has written extensively about Hispanic coaches, athletes and issues they face at
every level of competition. In the 1980's, Flores earned statewide recognition after writing a series of stories that addressed the lack of
Hispanic athletes on Texas major college football teams. He has written features on such notable Hispani.:: sports figures as Tom Flores,
Tommy Nunez, Gabe Rivera, Inez Perez, Rene Ramirez and Nemo Herrera. In his columns, Flores has tried to chronicle the feats of Hispanic
athletes who overcame long odds, including discrimination, to become role models for future generations.
Flores, 48, was born and raised in Corpus Christi, where he graduated from Miller High School in 1973. He was on the football, basketball
and track teams, but even then, he had a keen interest in journalism. He served as sports editor of the school newspaper as a junior and
editor as a senior. Flores played football under Coach Jim Wacker at Texas Lutheran as a freshman. Flores transferred to Texas A&I (now
Texas A&M-Kingsville) in 1974, trading his football helmet for a typewriter. He worked for the A&I Sports Information Office, the student
newspaper and the Kingsville Record-News while attending A&I from 1974-77. Among other things, Flores chronicled the A&I football
team's 42-game winning streak and three consecutive NAIA Division I national titles during that span. The A&I alum joined the Kingsville
Record-News as sports editor in 1977, and was hired by the Express-News two years later. He and his wife, Frances, have two children, Lilia,
23, and Jesse, 20.