Brings in Dominguez
Elvis Dominguez, the head coach at Eastern
Kentucky for the past seven seasons, has been selected to lead
the Bradley program following the retirement of Dewey Kalmer.
Dominguez, 45, posted a record of 178-199-2 in
seven years at EKU. The Colonels were 26-27-1 this past season
and 12-15 in the Ohio Valley Conference, good for eighth place.
EKU won two of three from Bradley earlier this year. His 2004
squad was 34-17 and led Division I in batting average (.375) and
doubles (137), while finishing second in slugging percentage
Eastern Kentucky had the top APR score (960) of
any Division I baseball program in the state of Kentucky and was
in the 80th percentile nationally. His teams have posted a 3.0
GPA each of the past five years.
A native of Cienfuegos, Cuba, Dominguez and his
family moved to Miami when he was young. He was a four-year
starter at shortstop at Creighton, where he earned a bachelor’s
degree in secondary education (Spanish). He led the Bluejays
with a .348 batting average during his senior season. He was a
graduate assistant and a full-time assistant at Creighton before
becoming head coach at Omaha Central High School from 1988-92.
Dominguez returned to Creighton and worked with hitters and
infielders from 1993-97. He worked for four years as an
assistant at Iowa before landing at Eastern Kentucky.
Dominguez and his wife, Mary Pat, have three
children, daughters Breanne (17) and Brooke (14) and son
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