Glenn Flores is Campbell’s new head coach for baseball on an interim basis, athletic director Rory Pico confirmed Thursday.
The position opened up when Pico left the post to become the Sabers’ AD last fall.
Flores, who is also an assistant athletic director, was an assistant under Pico for seven years.
“He has a lot of knowledge about not only the team but also the administration, so it made sense to choose him from the baseball staff,” Pico said. “He is also a teacher on campus. A bunch of assistants will remain with him. This was an easy transition.”
Flores is a 1969 ‘Iolani graduate who played baseball, football and basketball for the Raiders.
“It’s going to be interesting,” Flores said. “I’ve been with Rory and the team for the last seven years, so I know what he wants. It’s a successful program and we’re trying to continue the foundation that was built by Rory and coach Lane Watanuki before him.”
As for the upcoming spring season, Flores said, “I’m optimistic. Pitching is going to be our strength. We have a number of pitchers that we can count on. And we’ve got a lot of returnees. Campbell baseball is pitching and defense.”
Pico took over the Sabers baseball program in 2004 and he won three OIA titles (2013, ’14 and ’15) to go along with one state Division I championship (2015).
The school’s new policy is for all coaches in all sports to reapply for their positions when their one-year contracts run out. After baseball season, it’s not known if Flores will apply for the permanent position or if the Sabers will go in a different direction.