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Vikings Conclude Initial Interview with Brian Flores for Defensive Coordinator Job


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Thursday confirmed they have interviewed Brian Flores for their open defensive coordinator position.

Flores is currently a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a role he began in 2022.

Flores' NFL career includes work in the New England Patriots personnel department and as an assistant, as well as three seasons as head coach of the Miami Dolphins (2019-21). The Patriots won four Super Bowls during Flores' time with New England (XXXIX, XLIX, LI and LIII).

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NFL Career

Personnel Department

2004-05 New England Patriots Scouting Assistant

2006-07 New England Patriots Pro Scout

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2008-09 New England Patriots Special Teams Assistant

2010 New England Patriots Assistant Offense & Special Teams Coach

2011 New England Patriots Defensive Assistant

2012-15 New England Patriots Safeties Coach

2016-18 New England Patriots Linebackers Coach

2019-21 Miami Dolphins Head Coach

2022 Pittsburgh Steelers Senior Defensive Assistant & Linebackers Coach


Flores attended Boston College (2000-2003), beginning his career as a defensive back before switching to linebacker. He earned an undergraduate English degree and a master's degree in administration. Flores was selected to the 2003 All-Big East Academic Team.


Flores was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 24, 1981. He attended Poly Prep Country Day School.