Flowers in 2008.
|Team||Cal State Northridge|
January 9, 1981|
|Position(s)||First base, catcher|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2006||UC Riverside (asst.)|
|2007–2010||Long Beach State (asst.)|
|2011–present||Cal State Northridge|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||NCAA Division I: 0–2|
|Accomplishments and honors|
As head coach:
Tairia Mims Flowers (born January 9, 1981) is an American softball coach and former infielder. She is best known for competing on the Gold medal winning United States National softball team. She played college softball at UCLA.
Flowers currently serves as the head coach for the softball team at Cal State Northridge. She was named head coach for the 2010 season.
Early life and college career
Born Tairia Mims in Tucson, Arizona, Flowers graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in 1999 and played on the UCLA Bruins softball team from 2000 to 2003 at first base and catcher. Helping UCLA make the championship game of the 2000 Women's College World Series, Mims hit .600 for the series and made the All-Tournament team. UCLA also were runners-up in the 2001 Women's College World Series and won the 2003 Women's College World Series. Flowers was a first-team NFCA All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 honoree in 2003.
As a member of the United States women's national softball team beginning in 2001, Flowers won gold at the 2002 Women's Softball World Championship, 2003 Pan American Games, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2006 World Cup of Softball, and 2007 Pan American Games and silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Professional playing career
In 2006, Flowers was an assistant coach at UC Riverside. From 2007 to 2010, Flowers was an assistant coach at Long Beach State, during which Long Beach State made the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2009.
Beginning in 2011, Flowers became head coach at Cal State Northridge. As of the 2018 season, Flowers has an overall 217–227 record, with her first winning season in 2014 with a 31–26. In 2015, Flowers led Cal State Northridge to a 41–17 record (16–5 in the Big West Conference) with an NCAA Tournament appearance and the program's first sole Big West title.
Head coaching record
|Cal State Northridge Matadors (Big West Conference) (2011–present)|
|2011||Cal State Northridge||22–31||10–11||5th|
|2012||Cal State Northridge||10–42||5–16||T–8th|
|2013||Cal State Northridge||25–31||11–13||T–6th|
|2014||Cal State Northridge||31–26||8–13||6th|
|2015||Cal State Northridge||41–17||16–5||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2016||Cal State Northridge||34–22||14–7||2nd|
|2017||Cal State Northridge||31–22||11–10||T–2nd|
|2018||Cal State Northridge||23–36||8–13||6th|
|Cal State Northridge:||217–227 (.489)||83–88 (.485)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Tairia Mims". UCLA. Archived from the original on April 6, 2004. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- "2002-03 Softball Year in Review". Pacific-10 Conference. July 14, 2003. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- "Final 2000 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
- "Final 2001 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
- "Archived Team-By-Team Final Statistics". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
- "Tairia Flowers". Long Beach State. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- "Tairia Flowers - 2018 Softball Coaching Staff - CSUN". Cal State Northridge. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- CSUN record book, p. 3