The Sun News is reporting today that Coach Jordan has hired his replacement for Ashley Hardee - Don Flora.
From a fan perspective who's followed the program for a quite a while, it was hard to have Ashley leave us for his new 'digs' - pun intended. Ash had been there from the start of my volleyball obsession. When Debby Baker left last year, it was just as hard but as we fans talked about it, we were quite proud. It's a symbol of the program and the talent that Coach Jordan has established at NMSU. For his assistants to be promoted to head coaching jobs elsewhere is a sign that there is a lot of respect for the program.
From reading up on Coach Flora, the tradition continues. Coach Flora has quite an amazing track record. He comes to us from LaVerne, California. Coach of the Year awards, Final Four appearances and players of the year awards as well. He's going to be a fabulous addition to the talented staff and we fans are excited to get to know him.