Jennifer Maria Duncan Flores, has been married to Brian Flores, the former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, since 2009. They have three children together.
The Dolphins fired Flores in January 2022. He has since accused the NFL of discriminatory hiring practices and has filed a class-action lawsuit, as Heavy previously reported.
The family relocated to south Florida in 2019 after more than a decade in New England. Flores was a former assistant coach for the Patriots.
Here’s what you need to know about his wife, Jennifer Duncan Flores.
1. Jennifer Duncan & Brian Flores Met on Spring Break During College & Got Married in 2009
Duncan and Flores first met during college. They didn’t attend the same school, but both chose to vacation in Acapulco for spring break one year.
Flores explained in an interview with Yahoo Sports that he spotted Duncan standing on a balcony. He pointed her out to a friend, and declared, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry.”
He turned out to be right. Flores and Duncan got married in the summer of 2009.
2. Duncan Went Into Labor With The Couple’s 3rd Child at Gillette Stadium
Duncan knows how to tough it out when necessary. She went into labor with their third child in January 2017 during the Patriots playoff game against the Houston Texans. Her water broke and she left the stadium around halftime.
Her husband explained to ESPN that head coach Bill Belichick had encouraged him to go be with his wife. But Duncan called Flores from the ambulance. She reassured him that she was not having contractions yet, and told him to finish the game.
It all worked out for the best. The Patriots won the game, and Flores and Duncan welcomed their daughter Liliana the next morning.
3. Jennifer Duncan Was a Spanish Teacher
Duncan previously worked as a Spanish teacher at Foxborough Regional Charter School, which is located about 10 miles north of Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Duncan was listed in a course catalog for the 2009-2010 school year at Foxborough. Her name appears on page six in the middle and high school Spanish Department.
Duncan appears to have left Foxborough after the 2010-2011 school year. She tweeted in September of 2011, “First day at the new job tomorrow! Can’t wait to meet all of my students!” But she didn’t share where her new job was located.
According to a post on her Facebook page from late August 2018, Duncan was still teaching as of that school year. One of her friends jokingly commented, “Hey you…get back to work summer is over!!!!?” Duncan responded, “Nooooooo! I don’t want summer to end!!! Hope you guys had a great one, too?”
4. The Couple Has 2 Sons & 1 Daughter
Duncan and Flores have three adorable children: Miles, Maxwell and Liliana.
When he announced his decision to file the federal lawsuit against the NFL, Flores explained that he wanted to make a positive difference for future generations, as Heavy previously reported:
God has gifted me with a special talent to coach the game of football, but the need for change is bigger than my personal goals. In making the decision to file the class action complaint today, I understand that I may be risking coaching the game that I love and that has done so much for my family and me. My sincere hope is that by standing up against systemic racism in the NFL, others will join me to ensure that positive change is made for generations to come.
5. Duncan Supports Her Husband’s Career
Duncan appears to be very supportive of her husband’s coaching career and his role in their community. In November of 2018, Flores received an award from the Hockomock YMCA. His younger brother Chris, who has autism, escorted him into the Legends Ball. Duncan shared video from that event on her Twitter account.
Duncan regularly attended Patriots games during Flores’ career with the team. She shared a photo on Facebook from NRG Stadium in February of 2017, as the confetti rained down after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.