Tairia Flowers

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Tairia Flowers
Taria Flowers.jpg
Flowers in 2008.
Sport(s) Softball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Cal State Northridge
Conference Big West
Biographical details
Born (1981-01-09) January 9, 1981 (age 37)
Tucson, Arizona
Playing career
2000–2003 UCLA
2005 Arizona Heat
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
Overall 217–227 (.489)
Tournaments NCAA Division I: 0–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships

As player:

As head coach:

Awards
  • First-team NFCA All-American (2003)
  • Second-team NFCA All-American (2001)
  • 2× first-team All-Pac-10 (2001, 2003)
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2002)
  • 3× WCWS All-Tournament (2000, 2001, 2003)

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[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2]

College statistics[edit]

Sources:[3][4][5]

YEAR G AB R H BA RBI HR 3B 2B TB SLG BB SO SB SBA
2000 59 160 23 48 .300 32 9 0 8 83 .518% 12 17 1 1
2001 68 213 54 80 .375 71 17 2 18 153 .718% 17 25 3 3
2002 64 189 34 68 .360 55 13 4 16 131 .693% 26 10 1 1
2003 61 178 49 80 .449 70 22 1 17 165 .927% 26 28 7 7
TOTALS 252 740 160 276 .373 228 61 7 59 532 .719% 81 80 12 12

International career[edit]

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.[6]

Professional playing career[edit]

In 2005, Flowers played for the Arizona Heat of National Pro Fastpitch.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[6][7]

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.[8] 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.[7][9]

Head coaching record[edit]

Sources:[8][10]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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)
Total: 217–227 (.489)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tairia Mims". UCLA. Archived from the original on April 6, 2004. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "2002-03 Softball Year in Review". Pacific-10 Conference. July 14, 2003. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Final 2000 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  4. ^ "Final 2001 Softball Statistics Report" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  5. ^ "Archived Team-By-Team Final Statistics". Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  6. ^ a b c "Tairia Flowers". Long Beach State. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Tairia Flowers - 2018 Softball Coaching Staff - CSUN". Cal State Northridge. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  8. ^ a b http://stats.ncaa.org/people/38443
  9. ^ http://gomatadors.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=328&path=softball
  10. ^ CSUN record book, p. 3

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