July 18, 2012
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IOWA CITY – University of Iowa women’s soccer head coach Ron Rainey has announced Nick Flohre as an assistant coach. Flohre will fill the vacancy left by Shane Meredith, who left to become the head coach at his alma mater, Earlham.
“I am so excited to join the University of Iowa women’s soccer staff, and it is an honor to be provided the opportunity to work at such a well-respected institution,” said Flohre. “The chance to work with coach Rainey and the Hawkeyes wasn’t one I could pass by.”
Flohre served as the Girl’s Assistant Director of Coaching at the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy for the past five years. He helped guide the Ohio Elite U13 to the 2012 U.S. Club National Cup Finals and the Ohio Elite U12 team to the 2009 OSYSA State Cup Title.
Flohre has a USSF `B’ Coaching License and has experience serving in the collegiate ranks as an assistant on the Wesleyan University men’s team (2006-07) and also as an assistant with Tulane’s women’s team (2004-05).
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Flohre has also been the director of SoccerPlus Camps, a staff coach for the FSASoccerPlus FC – where he worked with former U.S. Women’s National Team Coach Tony DiCicco – and a staff coach at the New Orleans Soccer Academy.
Flohre graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2003 where he played on the men’s soccer team. Flohre went on to play for the USL-1 Indiana Blast.
“First, we want to wish Shane and his family well; he was a great Hawkeye for three years and will be awesome at Earlham.” said Rainey. “Nick will bring a ton of coaching experience and some great contacts from a recruiting standpoint. Most of all, Nick will be loyal and hardworking and is a great fit with Hawkeye ideals and values. We are excited to add him to our program.”
With the Hawkeyes returning 18 letterwinners after the best season in program history, Flohre is excited to join the Iowa program.
“With his (Rainey’s) knowledge and experience as a proven winner, he is taking the program to new heights of success,” said Frohle. “I am eager to do as much as possible to help continue the development of these student athletes.”