Don Flora Named Director of Tennis Operations at La Verne
Don Flora Named Director of Tennis
Operations at La Verne
March 20, 2007
Courtsey La Verne Sports Information
Don Flora has been named Director of Tennis Operations at the University of La Verne, announced ULV athletic director Chris Ragsdale. While maintaining his role as head volleyball coach, Flora will assume the role as the head men's tennis coach in addition to coordinating recruitment and scheduling efforts of both the La Verne men's and women's tennis programs. He will begin his new duties at the conclusion of the 2007 men's tennis campaign.
Known primarily as one of the nation's top Division III volleyball coaches, Flora is no stranger to the local tennis scene. Currently Flora plays USTA Team Tennis with the Claremont Tennis Club and was a member of the 2004 4.5 Claremont Team that qualified for USTA Nationals. A 1990 graduate of ULV, Flora was a member of the Leopard tennis team during the '87, '88, '90 seasons.
"I'm excited about the future of tennis at the University of La Verne," said Ragsdale. "Don has proven to be a successful and experienced recruiter in volleyball and has sustained well-established connections within the tennis community. He will aid our efforts in building a more successful and competitive tennis program."
In his nine seasons as volleyball coach, Flora has led the University of La Verne women's volleyball program to the 2001 NCAA Division III championship along with three consecutive West Region titles (2003, 2004, 2005) and seven consecutive SCIAC conference titles (2000-2006).
"It will be a fresh start for me and the program at ULV," said Flora. "In the SCIAC we have one of the finest Division III conferences in the nation and I look forward to cultivating an environment where ULV Tennis can compete with the conference's elite programs."