Via CFISD Communications
CYPRESS — Virginia Flores, associate athletic director, was named CFISD athletic director on May 15. Flores replaces Ray Zepeda, who was named UIL director of athletics in April.
Flores has 24 years of experience in education, including 20 in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Her career began as a high school English teacher and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Cy-Fair High School, where she spent three years before being named head girls’ basketball coach and English teacher at Magnolia High School.
After four years in Magnolia, Flores helped open Cypress Woods High School in 2006 as the head girls’ basketball coach and English teacher. She led the Wildcats to nine playoff appearances, including three district titles, six bi-district titles, four area titles, two regional final appearances and one regional championship. In 2015, she led the Wildcats to their first-ever state championship.
Following 11 years as the basketball coach, Flores was promoted to assistant principal in 2017. During her three years in this role, she promoted the vision and mission of the campus principal while evaluating employee performance, helping develop campus improvement plans and enforcing campus rules and discipline.
She was named to her current position in 2020, where she has helped lead one of Texas’s largest and most successful athletic programs. Flores has assisted in developing and maintaining an active interscholastic athletic program that is responsive to community needs, promotes good sportsmanship and effectively integrates into overall district programs designed to meet student development objectives.
Flores earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to serve the district in this new position. Having the opportunity to support the CFISD athletics family is a privilege, and one that comes with a tremendous amount of pride and responsibility,” Flores said. “As a former coach, the wife of a successful coach, and the mother to two CFISD athletes, I understand firsthand the positive influence that coaches make in our kids’ lives. Our coaches have the significant charge of bringing kids together from different backgrounds to unite around a common goal, striving to instill a relentless pursuit of excellence in academics, in competition and in giving back to our communities, and their jobs have never been more important. I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to support and serve all our coaches, trainers, and student-athletes in this endeavor.”