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FORT VALLEY, Ga. – Fort Valley State University has hired Maurice Flowers as the new head football coach, FVSU Interim Director of Athletics Anthony Holloman announced Monday.fvsu maurice flowersFlowers

"I'm elated to welcome Maurice Flowers to Fort Valley State University as our new head football coach," said Holloman. "Coach Flowers' career of bold and effective leadership on the field and his commitment to the development of student-athletes off the field will make him an ideal fit for our Wildcat program."

Flowers brings more than 20 years of coaching experience, which includes jobs at Fayetteville State University, Miles College, Mississippi Valley State University and Shaw University. Flowers' offensive acumen has been a key element in his team's ability to gain yards and score points.

Prior to MVSU, Flowers served as the Fayetteville State University offensive coordinator over the 2017 and 2019 season. Both years he led the team to the CIAA South Division titles and the CIAA championship. His offense was one of the top offenses in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, averaging 34 points per game and while under his direction for the 2019 season, six offensive players earned All-CIAA recognition.

Coach Flowers spent the 2015 season at Miles College and helped lead them to the SIAC Championship.

Flowers began his collegiate coaching career in 2010 at Johnson C. Smith University as the offensive coordinator and as the quarterback coach. Johnson C. Smith University finished the 2011 season with a victory over SIAC Champion Miles College in the Pioneer Bowl, matching up CIAA vs. SIAC.

Flowers will start at FVSU on Jan. 2, 2020. A press conference is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Flowers replaces Kevin Porter, who was FVSU's head coach for four seasons.

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