David Flores
David Flores
Title: Hitting Coach
Year: Third Season
Previous College: Sacramento State, '08

Former Hornet David Flores began his third stint with the program prior to the 2020 season. Most recently, Flores served as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners' Dominican Academy for two seasons in 2018 and 2019. Prior to that, he was the hitting coach for the team's affiliate in the Midwest League in 2017. 

Flores's second stretch with Sacramento State came in 2015, when he served two seasons as the program's volunteer assistant and was responsible for coaching the infielders. Prior to that return to Sacramento State, Flores played four years for the Hornets and was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB draft.

Flores played at Sacramento State from 2005-08 and still ranks highly in program history in a number of career records. He is the all-time program leader with 57 career doubles and is tied for second in program history with 128 career runs scored, third with 226 career hits, and eighth in career RBIs. He was a 2007 first team All-WAC selection and was second team All-WAC in 2006 and 2008.

Flores played four seasons of professional baseball and reached the AA level in 2011. He totaled a .258 batting average with 47 home runs and 192 RBIs while playing for three pro teams before retiring in 2011.