Andy Dominique, the former record-breaking slugger for the Nevada Wolf Pack who went on to win a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox, is the new head baseball coach at Wooster High.
Dominique, 43, will be introduced during a press conference at the school Friday at 11 a.m. He will coach the Colts this season.
One of the most decorated players in Nevada baseball history, Dominique still appears in nearly every single-season and career list in the Wolf Pack record books, including career and single-season homers (62 and 30, respectively). In 1997, Dominique earned All-America honors and was named the MVP of the Big West Conference. A two-time All-Big West selection, Dominique helped Nevada to NCAA Regional appearances in 1994 and 1997.
The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Dominique in the 26th round of 1997 MLB draft. His big-league debut came in 2004 as a first baseman and catcher for the World Champion Boston Red Sox. He also played for the Toronto Blue Jays and was part of the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners organizations. Dominique hit .154 with one RBI in nine big-league games (14 at-bats). In the minor leagues, he hit .270 with a .354 on-base percentage and .449 slugging mark with 122 homers in 927 games.
Dominique most recently served as an assistant coach for the Wolf Pack softball team.