|Alma Mater:||New Mexico|
|Major:||Political Science and Spanish|
No stranger to Ernie Kent’s coaching style, veteran coach Silvey Dominguez returns to Kent’s staff after nearly 20 years apart as he enters his first season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Washington State in 2014-15.
Dominguez served as an assistant coach on Kent’s staff at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) from 1991-96 where his primary responsibility was coordinating the Gael defense, which ranked first in the West Coast Conference in 1991-92, allowing 66.6 points per game, then surrendering an equally stingy 66.8 points per contest under Dominguez’s guidance in 1994-95.
Previously, Dominguez spent three seasons at Air Force (2011-14) in Colorado. Dominguez has coached at 11 different schools, including two stints at Air Force, and brings nearly three decades of experience to the Washington State program, having coached at the Division I level for the last 24 years and been a part of three NCAA Tournament teams and two NIT squads.
Prior to his second stint at the USAFA, Dominguez served as an assistant coach at Lamar in Beaumont, Texas, from 2008-10. He was the Cardinals' recruiting coordinator, oversaw the basketball program's contract with Nike and assisted with game scheduling.
Dominguez spent the 2007-08 season as the director of basketball operations at New Mexico during Steve Alford's first year in Albuquerque. He was responsible for coordinating team travel, scheduling, academics and maintaining Alford's daily schedule. The Lobos posted a 24-9 record - a nine-win improvement from the year before - and advanced to the MasterCard Postseason NIT.
He previously served on Steve McClain's staff at Wyoming from 2003-07. The Cowboys won 57 games while Dominguez was the recruiting coordinator and handled scheduling in addition to his on-court coaching and scouting responsibilities.
Dominguez arrived at Wyoming after one season at Utah the where he was Rick Majerus' top assistant for the 2002-03 campaign. That year the Utes won the Mountain West regular-season title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He spent the 2001-02 season as an assistant coach at UTEP.
Prior to that, he was an assistant for five years at USC (1996-2001) under head coach Henry Bibby. In his final season at USC, the Trojans advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. USC made two other postseason tournament appearances with him as a member of its coaching staff - going to the NCAAs in 1997 and the NIT in 1999.
Three of the players Dominguez recruited to USC were selected in the NBA Draft. Brian Scalabrine and Jeff Trepagnier were chosen by New Jersey and Cleveland, respectively, in 2001. Sam Clancy went to Philadelphia in 2002.
Dominguez's coaching career has been primarily in the West. He began as an assistant at Western New Mexico in 1979. From there, he coached at Southern Colorado (1984-86) before joining Boyd Grant's staff at Colorado State in 1986. He was there for two seasons, before joining Minton's staff at Air Force in 1988. Dominguez then moved on to Saint Mary's from 1991-96.
A native of Grants, N.M., Dominguez graduated from New Mexico in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish. He received his master’s in business administration from Western New Mexico in 1981.
The Silvey Dominguez File
- Throughout his time as an assistant coach at USC, Utah, and Wyoming, Dominguez was responsible for recruiting and/or developing NBA signees Brian Scalabrine (USC, New Jersey Netes), Sam Clancy (USC, Philadelphia 76ers), David Bluthenthal (USC, Sacramento Kings), Jeff Trepagnier (USC, Denver Nuggets), Andrew Bogut (Utah, Milwaukee Bucks), and Justin Williams (Wyoming, Sacramento Kings).
- While at Western New Mexico, led team to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships (1979-82).
- WNMU participated in the NAIA National Tournament in 1980, while Southern Colorado participated in 1986 with Dominguez on staff.
- Helped lead Colorado State to the NIT semifinals at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1987.
- Helped lead USC to the NCAA Tournament in 1997 and 2001, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2001, along with an NIT appearance in 1999.
- In 2003, assisted in Utah’s Mountain West Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Education: New Mexico, 1976 (Political Science and Spanish); Western New Mexico, 1981 (Master’s in Business Administration).
1979-1982 Western New Mexico – Assistant Coach
1984-1986 Southern Colorado – Assistant Coach
1986-1988 Colorado State – Assistant Coach
1988-1991 Air Force – Assistant Coach
1991-1996 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) – Assistant Coach
1996 – 2001 USC – Assistant Coach
2001-2002 UTEP – Assistant Coach
2002-2003 Utah – Assistant Coach
2003-2007 Wyoming – Assistant Coach
2007-2008 New Mexico – Director of Basketball Operations
2008-2011 Lamar – Assistant Coach
2011-2014 Air Force – Assistant Coach
2014-present Washington State – Assistant Coach