(INDIAN WELLS) - Tom Flores, one of only two men in National Football League history to win a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach, and head coach, has joined the Advisory Board of DFI.
Currently a radio announcer for the Raiders Radio Network, Flores brings six decades of invaluable experience to DFI, where he will guide management in the strategic planning of growing developmental football across North America.
Flores embraces the challenge of providing a developmental cradle for players and team personnel. "This is the future of football," Flores says. "We're talking about human capital development, and how we cultivate these assets -- on the field and off the field."
Flores played in Super Bowl IV as a player for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was an assistant coach for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI, and their head coach in Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII. Flores was also the first Hispanic starting quarterback and the first minority head coach in professional football history to win a Super Bowl.
Flores began his playing career in the upstart American Football League (AFL), where he was one of only 20 players to play in the entire 10-year existence of the league prior to its merger with the NFL.
His 83 wins with the Raiders are the second-most in franchise history, behind only John Madden. Flores, Jimmy Johnson, and George Seifert are the only eligible coaches with two Super Bowl victories who have not been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Mike Ditka and Flores are the only men in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.