Jan 24th, 2014 @ 2:50 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Valley City State University announced Friday that Joe Dominiak has been hired as assistant baseball coach.

"Joe brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to our coaching staff," said head coach Casey Olney. "He has coached at every level from high school to Division I. We are excited to have him take over the coaching responsibilities with our pitchers and catchers."

Olney said Dominiak is scheduled to begin work Jan. 31 as the Vikings begin preparations for the upcoming season. Besides working with pitchers and catchers, Dominiak will also coordinate recruiting efforts within the region and nationally.

Dominiak brings a strong resume to Valley City State with 27 years of baseball experience under his belt. A graduate of Southern Oregon University, Dominiak most recently worked in Bend, Oregon as Varsity Baseball Coach/Educational Assistant for the Bend Lapine School District.

He spent most of his coaching career at St. Martins University, an NCAA Division II school in Lacey, Wash. Dominiak was head coach of St. Martins from 1999-2008. He was also the pitching coach at St. Martins in 2011-12.

VCSU is set to open the spring portion of the 2013-14 season on March 8-9 with games at Midland, Neb. The Vikings are 4-4 after playing an 8-game fall schedule.