Pete Flores begins his fifth season at Utah as an assistant. He works with the team in all areas and also serves as the first base coach. Before joining the Utes, Flores spent three seasons at East Los Angeles College, serving as the top assistant. East made the state regional tournament twice during his tenure. Flores worked with the team in a number of areas, including hitting, base-running and skill work. Flores also spent three summers (2006-’08) coaching in the Central Illinois Collegiate League. In 2005, Flores coached for one year at South Gate High School in Los Angeles, where the team made the city semifinal. Prior to that, he played at Southern Nazarene, as well as El Camino College. Flores played at University High in Santa Monica, Calif., reaching the city championships in 1998.