Jeremy Flores coached the Saints in the 2017 season as interim head coach. He resumes his duties as assistant coach, a position he has held since 2014.
This past season, the team boasted a 31-24 record which marks the most wins in program history. The team finished second in the Red River Athletic Conference standings which is also the highest finish in program history. The team featured three First-Team All-Conference selections: Jose Diaz (OF), Logan Garza (Starting Pitcher) and& Aaron Gonzalez (Starting Pitcher). The pitching staff under Flores' guidance would break program records in ERA and total strikeouts, and the Saints threw the first no-hitter in program history. Logan Garza also tied the single-season strikeout record (101).
In 2018, Flores helped guide the Saints to 25-29 overall and 16-11 in the Red River Athletic Conference. His team featured a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and 16 RRAC Scholar Athletes. Two of his players were named to the All-Conference Team - Jordan Hackett (First-Team Starting Pitcher) and Logan Garza (Second-Team Relief Pitcher); and two received Gold Glove honors - Alec Martinez and Jacob Mitchell.
In 2017, the team boasted a 23-27 overall record and 13-12 Red River Athletic Conference record. His team featured a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and 16 RRAC Scholar-Athletes. Four of his players were named to the All-Conference Team - Matt Beasley, Orlando Collado, Seth Garcia and Brandon Cogbill. This season, his top player Orlando Collado became the Saints all-time career leader in batting average (.360), slugging percentage (.610), on-base percentage (.421). Collado also became the Saints all-time season leader in doubles (24) and RBIs (41). Brandon Cogbill also set the single-season strikeout record (101).
In 2016, Flores guided the Saints to a fifth-place finish in the RRAC regular season with a conference record of 18-14. The Saints qualified for the postseason tournament and lost the first game to Jarvis Christian College 6-11. They went on to defeat the University of Houston-Victoria 12-8 and the dropped their last game to LSU-Alexandria 1-9 to end their season with an overall 29-27 record. Three Saints were named to the All-Conference Team -- Anthony DeJesus, Jordan Hackett and JB Martinez.
In the Saints' first season, they finished in fourth-place in the RRAC regular season with a conference record of 15-12. They qualified for the postseason tournament and defeated Bacone 15-7 and LSU-Alexandria 4-3 in the first day. In the fifth game of the tournament, the Saints lost to LSU-Shreveport 12-4 and advanced to the semifinals game against LSU-Alexandria and were defeated to end their season at 26-29-1. Flores helped produce three First Team All-Conference selections as well as one Second-Team All-Conference player and one Pitcher of the Week award winner. He also helped produce the school's first-ever NAIA National Gold Glove Award Winner in Jordan Hackett.
After completing his first season as an assistant coach at Texas A&M University -- Kingsville, Flores helped the Javelinas to a second straight Lone Star Conference Championship and a third straight regional championship appearance. The Javelinas were ranked as high as No. 4 in NCAA Division II national polls. Flores coached 11 All-Lone Star Conference selections including seven first-team selections, three second-team selections and one honorable-mention selection along with both the Player of the Year and Academic Player of the Year. Of those 11 players, five were selected to the Daktronics Division II South Central Regional first and second teams and one Daktronics All-American selection.
He recently served his second season as assistant coach for the Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League-leading them to a second consecutive TCL Championship appearance in a record-breaking season in which the team broke the single-season wins with 37. Along with having nine TCL all-star selections and both the Pitcher of the Year (Kris Looper- University of Incarnate Word) and the Batting Title Champion (Justin Pacchioli- Lehigh University), he was also selected to be the assistant coach on the all-star team to represent the South Division. Throughout his two years on the coaching staff, the team produced five MLB First-Year Player Draftees including: 2014- Argenis Angulo (Cleveland Indians 19th round), Taylor Hearn (Minnesota Twins 25th round) and Drake Roberts (Cleveland Indians 29th round); 2013- Glenn Sparkman (Kansas City Royals 20th round) and Kyle Thornell (Colorado Rockies 34th round); and one player signing a free agent contract: Alvaro Rondon (Arizona Diamondbacks).
Flores recently served as the assistant coach for the Waccamaw Waves of the Beach Collegiate Baseball League in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and led the inaugural campaign to a second place finish in the Atlantic Division and a playoff appearance. Under Flores, the team produced five BCBL all-star selections and was selected to serve as an assistant coach in the BCBL All-Star game.
Flores played all four years of his collegiate career at Texas A&M University-- Kingsville, where he had a standout campaign in which he broke both the single-season and career records for saves as the team's full-time closer. Throughout his career, he was a vital part of a pitching staff that won two conference championships and reached the regional championship game in two consecutive seasons.
Flores graduated from Texas A&M University -- Kingsville with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is from Victoria, Texas.
Flores and his wife Katrina reside in San Antonio and are parents to three-year-old daughter, Kyleigh.
|1||Ryan Chapa||SO||INF||L/R||5-7||160||Corpus Christi, Texas||Tuloso Midway High School|
|2||Mick Hernandez||SR||OF||R/R||6-1||185||San Antonio, Texas||Taft High School/Oklahoma Panhandle|
|3||Ty Cook||SO||RHP||L/R||6-2||170||Highlands, Texas||Goose Creek Memorial HS|
|4||Andrew Ogletree||SO||INF||R/R||5-9||165||Mission, Texas||Sharyland High School|
|5||EricTyler Guerrero||SO||INF||R/R||5-7||135||Floresville, Texas||Floresville High School|
|6||TJ Kassner||SR||SS||R/R||5-9||150||Corpus Christi, Texas||Mary Carroll High School|
|7||Jorge Collazo Jr.||SO||2B/OF||R/R||5-7||180||San Antonio, Texas||Johnson High School|
|8||Triston Scherer||SO||LHP||L/L||5-11||195||Crosby, Texas||Crosby High School|
|9||Alec Martinez||SO||INF/RHP||R/R||6-0||190||Corpus Christi, Texas||Foy H. Moody High School|
|10||Noah Rodriguez||FR||SS||R/R||5-10||180||Victoria, Texas||Victoria West High School|
|12||Xavier Solis||JR||OF/INF||R/R||6-0||170||Victoria, Texas||Victoria West High School|
|13||Jose Diaz||JR||OF/RHP||R/R||6-2||195||Pinar del Rio, Cuba||Judson High School|
|14||Bryce Putnam||FR||C||R/R||5-9||175||Baytown, Texas||Ross S. Sterling High School|
|15||Jacob Montejano||FR||INF||R/R||5-11||165||San Antonio, Texas||Brandeis High School|
|16||Daniel Melecio||FR||OF/LHP||L/L||6-1||195||Dorado, Puerto Rico||Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy/Alabama State|
|18||Matthew Klar||FR||C/UT||R/R||5-10||170||San Antonio, Texas||Marshall High School|
|19||Aaron Gonzalez||JR||RHP||R/R||6-0||215||Houston, Texas||Dobie HS/Alvin CC|
|20||Nick Ludwig||SR||1B||R/R||6-2||240||Tomball, Texas||Tomball High School/Richland|
|21||Colton Vien||JR||RHP||R/R||6-4||190||Montgomery, Texas||Montgomery HS/Texas A&M Galveston|
|22||Robert Lopez||JR||C||R/R||6-0||230||San Antonio, Texas||Brennan High School/UIW|
|23||Ryan Ramsey||SR||OF||R/R||6-1||190||Grapevine, Texas||Colleyville Heritage/UIW|
|24||Tony Esparza||JR||RHP||R/R||6-0||200||Spring, Texas||Klein High School|
|25||Joey Baker||JR||LHP||L/L||5-10||180||Cuero, Texas||Cuero High School|
|26||Adrian Gonzalez Jr.||SO||LHP||L/L||5-11||165||Weslaco, Texas||Weslaco High School|
|27||Alvaro Pena||SO||RHP||R/R||5-0||Robstown, Texas||Robstown HS/Houston CC|
|29||Matt Mihalov||JR||OF||L/R||5-8||175||Conroe, Texas||Oak Ridge High School|
|32||Boedy Flores||FR||3B||R/R||5-11||180||Harlingen, Texas||Harlingen High School/Northeast Texas CC|
|34||Logan Garza||SO||LHP||R/L||5-11||170||Round Rock, Texas||Stony Point High School|
|35||Brett Vasquez||FR||RHP||R/R||6-0||190||Baytown, Texas||Barbers Hill HS|
|36||Layne Klostermann||FR||3B/RHP||R/R||6-2||205||Raymondville, Texas||Lyford High School|
|37||Jose Ramirez||JR||RHP||R/R||6-4||190||Weslaco, Texas||Donna High School/Missouri Valley College|
|39||Jacob Mitchell||SO||1B||L/R||6-5||225||Harker Heights, Texas||Harket Heights HS/NMJC|
|40||Daniel Anciso||SR||C||R/R||6-2||215||Harlingen, Texas||Harlingen HS/Blinn College|
|Alex Garza*||JR||RHP||R/R||6-0||200||Cypress, Texas||Cy-Fair High School/Alvin CC|