Flowers named JCSU offensive coordinator
greatest coaching challenge will come from his
college alma mater.
2008 FILE PHOTO/CURTIS WILSON
Maurice Flowers, who led Olympic, West Charlotte and Chester (S.C.) high schools to postseason berths, is Johnson C. Smith's new offensive coordinator.
Flowers, Johnson C. Smith's new offensive coordinator, will be responsible over a unit that averaged 18.7 points and 279.5 yards per game in 2009.
Both ranked near the bottom of the CIAA in a 3-7 campaign.
"I'm excited about it," said Flowers
, 40, a 1991 JCSU
graduate who resigned from Chester (S.C.) High in May.
"I want to get my feet wet.
I'm looking forward to it.
It's short notice, but that's no excuse."
developed a reputation as one of the top offensive coaches in the Charlotte region, earning playoff berths at Olympic, West Charlotte and Chester.
In two seasons at Chester, the Cyclones went 21-6 and advanced to the 2008 S.C. 3A championship game.
2007 West Charlotte team went 13-2 and advanced to the N.C. 4A semifinals and his
2006 Olympic squad tied a school record with 10 wins.
Flowers, who played quarterback at JCSU, will keep last year's spread offense, albeit with new terminology.
"For me as a coach, it's always started with quarterbacks," said Flowers
, a 1987 East Mecklenburg graduate who also runs a summer quarterbacks camp at JCSU