Mario Flores is the boys distance track coach and assistant cross country coach at San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California. He has coached numerous athletes to school records, as well as two All Americans, one two-time All American, one individual CIF qualifier, and several national qualifiers. As an athlete, Coach Flores competed for San Clemente High School and Cal Poly Pomona. He has received numerous awards, including the CIF Perusing Victory with Honor Award. Coach Flores is USTF level 1 certified and has completed the LA 84 advanced cross country clinic.