Dec. 14, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio  Nick Flohre, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Ohio State under head coach Lori Walker, has accepted the head coaching position at Eastern Kentucky University.

“I’m extremely honored to join the Eastern Kentucky University community and Athletics Department,” Flohre said. “I want to thank President Michael Benson and Director of Athletics Steve Lochmueller for having the confidence in me to lead the soccer program and direct it to new heights. The vision these two men have for the Colonel Athletics Department is energizing and I’m excited to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to getting to know our players, alumni and the Richmond community as we work towards bringing great success to the soccer program and the University.”

Flohre, who just concluded his second season on Walker’s staff, helped guide the Buckeyes to a 13-7-3 record and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 this past season. In the past two seasons Flohre has been an assistant at Ohio State, three Buckeyes have garnered Big Ten postseason honors and forward Lindsay Agnew was named the Big Ten All-Tournament team in 2015.

“Nick is an excellent choice by EKU to become the next head women’s soccer coach,” Walker said. “Nick’s organized approach to running a team will create a solid foundation and allow any player to learn, develop and thrive. He has a clear vision and progressive method to teaching that will create a unified, cohesive staff. He has excellent contacts in the region to attract new talent and Nick is a competitor who wants to win. EKU will quickly move to the top of the conference under Nick’s leadership. I will miss working with Nick on a daily basis at Ohio State but I am very proud of him for making the leap to begin his own program. The Buckeyes wish him the best.”