Silvey Dominguez, one of the most respected figures in college basketball, has joined the Montana State staff as Director of Basketball Operations, Bobcat head coach Brian Fish announced Wednesday.
“The chance to add a coach with so much experience and knowledge to our program was something that really intrigued our current staff,” said Bobcat coach Brian Fish. “With where we are in our program’s development and what we’re trying to get done, Silvey is a perfect fit.”
Dominguez spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach on Ernie Kent’s staff at Washington State, and his roots in the West run deep. Dominguez has coached at two other current Pac 12 schools (Utah in 2002-03 under Rick Majerus, when the Utes played in the Mountain West) and USC (1996-2001) and five different Mountain West schools (Air Force, 2011-14 and 1988-91; New Mexico as operations director, 2007-08; Wyoming 2003-07; Colorado State, 1986-88).
A native of Grants, New Mexico and 1977 UNM graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish, Dominguez began his coaching career at Western New Mexico. He coached there from 1979-84, earning his MS in Business Administration in 1981, and coached at Southern Colorado from 1984-86. At both Utah and Wyoming, Dominguez worked with current MSU assistant coach Eric Jackson.
“I’m excited to be here,” Dominguez said. “Coach Fish is someone I’ve known in the coaching profession for some time, and I’m honored to be part of his program.”