Flores Honored for 500 Wins at SSC

Trojan Softball Coach Amber Flores was honored on April 18 for her recent 500th career win at Seminole State College.

On Saturday, April 6, Flores won her 500th game at the helm of the SSC program. The 4 -1 win against Eastern Oklahoma State in Wilburn brought her overall record at Seminole to 500 wins against 104 losses.

In recognition of this milestone a pre-game presentation was held prior to the Trojans facing the Connors State Cowgirls Thursday afternoon at the SSC home field. Participating in the ceremony at home plate were SSC Athletic Director Leslie Sewell, owner of the OKC Spark professional women’s softball team Tina Floyd, SSC President Lana Reynolds and Chair of the SSC Board of Regents Kim Hyden.

Now in her 12th season with the Trojans, she has taken teams to six NJCAA national tournaments – with the last five trips being in consecutive seasons. Her program has produced 12 All-American players and 62 Academic All-Americans. She has been named Region 2 Softball Coach of the Year six Times. In 2021, she was named the Region 2 Coach of the Year for All Sports.

Flores was named as the head coach for the new OKC Spark professional team last year.

In addition to a plaque commemorating the occasion and flower bouquets, Flores received a pair of custom painted “Trojan 500” shoes created by Jamie Chew of Calexico, California. Chew was Flores’ high School basketball coach and now runs a nonprofit organization to benefit the terminally ill called “Chews for the heART.” The shoes are a special gift commissioned by Coach Flores’ parents, Alex and Dianna Flores, to celebrate her milestone.